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dc.contributor.authorvan den Hout, Julie
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Jaap
dc.contributor.authorDewulf, Jeroen
dc.identifier.citationvan den Hout , J , Jacobs , J & Dewulf , J 2022 , ' The journal of the Galliot Nieuwer Amstel : a 1660 Voyage to Curaçao from New Amsterdam (Manhattan) ' , New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids , vol. 96 , no. 3-4 , pp. 291-323 .
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dc.description.abstractIn February 1660, supercargo Laurens de Sille sailed from New Amsterdam (Manhattan) to Curaçao aboard the galliot Nieuwer Amstel. Tasked with maintaining a record of the cargo, De Sille kept a journal of the four-month journey to Curaçao and back. While keeping a journal was common practice on Dutch ships, few survive from the seventeenth century. De Sille’s journal offers a unique insight into mid-seventeenth-century shipping activities at Curaçao, as his account captures day-to-day proceedings during a period for which there are only sparse extant sources on the island’s history. More importantly, De Sille’s chronicle of his two-month stay on the island depicts Curaçao as it emerged as a hub for the Dutch transatlantic slave trade.
dc.relation.ispartofNew West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gidsen
dc.rightsCopyright © Julie van den Hout et al., 2022 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 licenseen
dc.subjectNew Netherlanden
dc.subjectDutch West India Companyen
dc.subjectSlave tradeen
dc.subjectD204 Modern Historyen
dc.titleThe journal of the Galliot Nieuwer Amstel : a 1660 Voyage to Curaçao from New Amsterdam (Manhattan)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
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