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Dutch West Indian Company       LUcat Search catalogue MMS 9840251500202711

Scope note
17th and 18th century chartered company of Dutch merchants and foreign investors. In 1621 the Dutch West India Company was granted a charter for a trade monopoly in the Dutch West Indies and given jurisdiction over Dutch participation in the Atlantic slave trade, Brazil, the Caribbean, and North America.

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Chartered West India Company
Dutch West India Company
Geoctroieerde Westindische Compagnie
GWC
Westindische Compagnie
WIC

Related terms
slave trade

Subject category
02.06 AMERICAN, ARAB, ASIAN AND EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS

Indexing history
Added 2023.



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