After establishing a successful Dutch colony in Holland, Michigan, in 1847, Albertus Van Raalte turned his attention to the warmer climes of Amelia County, Virginia, where he attempted to establish a second colony. This volume by Janet Sheeres presents a carefully researched account of that colonization attempt with a thorough analysis of why it failed. Providing insights into the risks of new set...
Series: Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America (Book 79)
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans (December 7, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2798313
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This is an interesting book about a colony that failed. I was particularly interested in reading it, because my paternal ancestors were among those who "bought" the prospect of fertile, inexpensive land, ideal weather, long growing season, etc.That ...
at books on successful colonies overlook, this is the first major study of the Amelia settlement.A well-told tale of high hopes but eventual failure, The Not-So-Promised Land concludes with a 73-page genealogy of everyone involved in the settlement, including their origins, marriages, births, deaths, denominations, occupations, and post-Amelia destinations.