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History of the United Provinces and the War with Spain. Founding of the West India Company. Description of Brazil.

Caspar van Baerle

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036649
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0002
History of the United Provinces and the War with Spain. Founding of the West India Company. Description of Brazil.

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This chapter gives the historical background with the Netherlands' war with Spain, the Dutch conquest of the New World (Brazil in particular), and the creation and actions of the Dutch West India Company. The chapter goes into great detail about Brazil and its inhabitants—from their weapons and clothing to their work and family lives. The chapter then provides privy details into the Dutch West India Company's decisions regarding Brazil and the trading company's rise to power.

Keywords: Brazil; inhabitants; trading company; Dutch; Netherlands; Spain; historical; New World; conquest; power

Chapter.  12979 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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