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Lenape country : Delaware Valley society before William Penn, Jean R. Soderlund

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Lenape country : Delaware Valley society before William Penn
Title
Lenape country
Title remainder
Delaware Valley society before William Penn
Statement of responsibility
Jean R. Soderlund
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1631, when the Dutch tried to develop plantation agriculture in the Delaware Valley, the Lenape Indians destroyed the colony of Swanendael and killed its residents. The Natives and Dutch quickly negotiated peace, avoiding an extended war through diplomacy and trade. The Lenapes preserved their political sovereignty for the next fifty years as Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, and English colonists settled the Delaware Valley. The European outposts did not approach the size and strength of those in Virginia, New England, and New Netherland. Even after thousands of Quakers arrived in West New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the late 1670s and '80s, the region successfully avoided war for another seventy-five years. Lenape Country is a sweeping narrative history of the multiethnic society of the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After Swanendael, the Natives, Swedes, and Finns avoided war by focusing on trade and forging strategic alliances in such events as the Dutch conquest, the Mercurius affair, the Long Swede conspiracy, and English attempts to seize land. Drawing on a wide range of sources, author Jean R. Soderlund demonstrates that the hallmarks of Delaware Valley society--commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolution of conflict, and opposition to hierarchical government--began in the Delaware Valley not with Quaker ideals or the leadership of William Penn but with the Lenape Indians, whose culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society. The first comprehensive account of the Lenape Indians and their encounters with European settlers before Pennsylvania's founding, Lenape Country places Native culture at the center of this part of North America." -- Publisher's description
  • In 1631, when the Dutch tried to develop plantation agriculture in the Delaware Valley, the Lenape Indians destroyed the colony of Swanendael and killed its residents. The Natives and Dutch quickly negotiated peace, avoiding an extended war through diplomacy and trade. The Lenapes preserved their political sovereignty for the next fifty years as Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, and English colonists settled the Delaware Valley. The European outposts did not approach the size and strength of those in Virginia, New England, and New Netherland. Even after thousands of Quakers arrived in West New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the late 1670s and '80s, the region successfully avoided war for another seventy-five years. Lenape Country is a sweeping narrative history of the multiethnic society of the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After Swanendael, the Natives, Swedes, and Finns avoided war by focusing on trade and forging strategic alliances in such events as the Dutch conquest, the Mercurius affair, the Long Swede conspiracy, and English attempts to seize land. Drawing on a wide range of sources, author Jean R. Soderlund demonstrates that the hallmarks of Delaware Valley society{u2014}commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolution of conflict, and opposition to hierarchical government{u2014}began in the Delaware Valley not with Quaker ideals or the leadership of William Penn but with the Lenape Indians, whose culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society. The first comprehensive account of the Lenape Indians and their encounters with European settlers before Pennsylvania's founding, Lenape Country places Native culture at the center of this part of North America.--Provided by publisher
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PU/DLC
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1947-
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Soderlund, Jean R.
Dewey number
974.9
Index
index present
LC call number
F157.D4
LC item number
S68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Delaware Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Delaware Indians
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • Delaware Indians
  • Delaware Indians
  • Ethnic relations
  • Indians of North America
  • Social history
  • United States
Label
Lenape country : Delaware Valley society before William Penn, Jean R. Soderlund
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A free people, subject to no one -- Controlling the land through massacre and war, 1626-38 -- Managing a tenuous place, 1638-54 -- Allies against the Duthc, 1654-64 -- Allies agains the English, 1664-73 -- Protecting sovereignty amid wars, 1673-80 -- Negotiating Penn's colony, 1681-1713 -- Strategies of survival and revenge -- Conclusion
Control code
871820863
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9780812246476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007128
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871820863
Label
Lenape country : Delaware Valley society before William Penn, Jean R. Soderlund
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A free people, subject to no one -- Controlling the land through massacre and war, 1626-38 -- Managing a tenuous place, 1638-54 -- Allies against the Duthc, 1654-64 -- Allies agains the English, 1664-73 -- Protecting sovereignty amid wars, 1673-80 -- Negotiating Penn's colony, 1681-1713 -- Strategies of survival and revenge -- Conclusion
Control code
871820863
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9780812246476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007128
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871820863

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