New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty by Evan Haefeli (review)

New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty by Evan Haefeli (review) 602 }EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 4 9, NUMBER 2 the Rebellion leaves us with a vision of eighteenth-century print culture in British America as more labile and more literary than we'd realized, and with an expanded sense of why that matters. pETER jAROs Franklin and Marshall College New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty EVAN hAEfELI Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012 376 pp. The stern visage of New Netherland director-general Pieter Stuyvesant stares out from the cover of Evan Haefeli's New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty, the text of the Flushing Remonstrance superimposed over his face. Is this man--bane of Lutherans, Quakers, and Jews alike--somehow responsible for Americans' "first freedom?" Which "origins" of American religious liberty did the Dutch provide? The answer, as it unfolds in this splendid and deeply satisfying book, turns out to be more complicated than triumphalist narratives about the Middle Colonies (built largely on the realities of pluralism and celebrations of the Remonstrance) have often claimed. Readers will encounter familiar names and events (Spinoza, Stuyvesant, the Remonstrance), but also a host of others perhaps less well known (Jogues, Gutwasser, Plockhoy, the Collegiants, Bontemantel, van den Enden), http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty by Evan Haefeli (review)

Early American Literature, Volume 49 (2) – Jun 27, 2014

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602 }EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 4 9, NUMBER 2 the Rebellion leaves us with a vision of eighteenth-century print culture in British America as more labile and more literary than we'd realized, and with an expanded sense of why that matters. pETER jAROs Franklin and Marshall College New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty EVAN hAEfELI Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012 376 pp. The stern visage of New Netherland director-general Pieter Stuyvesant stares out from the cover of Evan Haefeli's New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty, the text of the Flushing Remonstrance superimposed over his face. Is this man--bane of Lutherans, Quakers, and Jews alike--somehow responsible for Americans' "first freedom?" Which "origins" of American religious liberty did the Dutch provide? The answer, as it unfolds in this splendid and deeply satisfying book, turns out to be more complicated than triumphalist narratives about the Middle Colonies (built largely on the realities of pluralism and celebrations of the Remonstrance) have often claimed. Readers will encounter familiar names and events (Spinoza, Stuyvesant, the Remonstrance), but also a host of others perhaps less well known (Jogues, Gutwasser, Plockhoy, the Collegiants, Bontemantel, van den Enden),

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