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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644$
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Caspar van Baerle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036649

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036649.001.0001

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

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

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(p.5) 1 History of the United Provinces and the War with Spain. Founding of the West India Company. Description of Brazil.
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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644
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Caspar van Baerle

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0002

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

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