The Not-So-Promised Land: The Dutch in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1880

(Paperback - Dec 2013)
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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 settlements that 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.


  • SKU: 9780802871565
  • SKU10: 0802871569
  • Title: The Not-So-Promised Land: The Dutch in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1880
  • Series: Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America
  • Qty Remaining Online: 2
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Dec 2013
  • Pages: 232
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.84
  • Dimensions: 9.04" L x 6.07" W x 0.69" H
  • Subject: United States - State & Local - South


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