The Dutch Revolt and its Consequences for Liberty


This conference invited conferees to consider a range of texts that discussed the extent to which liberty, both economic and religious, helped make possible the Dutch Golden Age and possibly subsequent freedom in New Netherlands and America.


Conference Readings

The Dutch Revolt. Edited by Martin van Gelderen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Clark, Henry, eds. Commerce, Culture, and Liberty. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003.

de la Vega, Josef, “Confusión de Confusiones” In Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusión de Confusiones, edited by Martin S. Fridson, 123-212. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.

Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Doubleday, 2005.