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First posted on November 12th 2010

From 1815 to 1828 and from 1845 to 1936 the later Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and the Dutch half of Sint Maarten) were known as Curaçao en onderhorigheden (C. and dependencies), from 1936 to 1948 as the Gebied van Curaçao (Territory of C.).
This page refers to the island of Curaçao; for the larger territorial units by that name, see under Netherlands' Antilles.
In 1634 the W.I.C. took possession of Curaçao. The first W.I.C. went bankrupt in 1674 to be replaced by the G.W.I.C. (second W.I.C.) which was dissolved in 1792, and her assets fell to the Dutch Republic. From 1815 to 1828 part of Curaçao and Dependencies, from 1828 to 1845 of the Dutch West Indies, from 1845 to 1936 of Curaçao and Dependencies, from 1936 to 1948 of the Territory of Curaçao, from 1948 to 2010 part of the Netherlands Antilles. Since 2010 autonomous.

Curaçao 1634-1815

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Country Profiles Modern Article : Curaçao, from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Historical, on the Windies A. Trollope, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, 1860, GB
Historical, on Curaçao M.D. Teenstra, De Nederlandsche West-Indische Eilanden, vol.1 : Curaçao, 1836, in Dutch, Gb
Links General Category : Curaçao, from Wikipedia
Categorie : Curaçao, from Wikipedia Dutch Edition
on History Categorie : Geschiedenis van Curaçao, from Wikipedia
The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen
NICIS Instituut
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV, Leiden)
Centraal Bureau voor Generalogie
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
Historical Dictionaries Herman Daniel Benjamins, Joh. F. Snelleman, Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië (1914-1917), in Dutch, posted on DBNL
Woordenlijst : Vrij van Slavernij, from Nationaal Archief, in Dutch
Timelines Carib Seek : Curaçao Timeline
Accounts of History Modern Curaçao : Historical Overview, from Carib Seek
Files from Landenweb : History of Curaçao, in Dutch
Articles : History of Curaçao, from Wikipedia
Historical, of the Caribbean Th. Coke, A history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1808, vol.2, 1810, vol.3, 1811, GB
Th. Southey, Chronological history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1827, GB (out of 3 vols.)
C.E. Meinecke, Versuch einer Geschichte der europaischen Colonien in Westindien, 1831, in German, GB
E. Regnault et al., Histoire des Antilles et des colonies françaises, espagnoles, anglaises .., 1849, in French, GB
Historical, of Curaçao
Specific Periods Article : Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, from Wikipedia
Politics Article : Curaçao : Politics of Curaçao, from Wikipedia
Article : Curaçao : Politiek, in Wikipedia Dutch edition
Economy & Finances History, from Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen
Origin of Orange Curacao, from Art of Drink
Social History Slavernij in Curaçao
Slavenreis, from Ninsee, in Dutch
Ethnography Languages of Netherlands Antilles (4), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
Religion Virtual Jewish History Tour : Curacao, from Jewish Virtual Library
The Ashkenazi Jews of Curaçao
Local History Articles Willemstad, from Wikipedia
Institutions History, from Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen
Article : Geschiedenis van de Media op de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Others History with Tropical Systems : ABC Islands, Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Official Yearbook : Almanak voor de Nederlandsche West-Indische bezittingen, en de kust van Guinea 1859, 1858, 1860, 1859, GB
Lists of Consuls The Political Graveyard : Netherlands Antilles, has incomplete list of U.S. Consuls
Lists of Bishops
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results
Documents Historical Newspapers Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Netherlands Antilles, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers (links)
Newsreels Archief Beeld en Geluid : Polygoon (in Dutch)
Search School TV for Curacao; clips in Dutch
Radio Caribiana, from Radio Nederland
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Cartes Curaçao, from Antanlontan Antilles
Beeldbank Nationaal Archief : Curacao
Search Nationale Beeldbank for Curacao
Archival Deposits The Atlantic World and the Dutch : Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, guide to archive deposits
Search ARCHIEVEN.NL combined search engine for many archives; Archief.NL, Dutch language site providing links to individual archives
Het Netionaal Archief : Inventaris van de archieven van Curaçao, Bonaire en Aruba, 1707-1828 (1859), Inventaris van de archieven van Curacao, Bonaire en Aruba, (1771) 1828-1845 (1914)
Archivo General de la Nacion, Venezuela
Constitutions, Laws
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections Search : Wikisource, French edition, English edition, Dutch edition
Historical Maps Search Koninklijk Instituutvoor de Tropen, Nederlandse Koloniaale Kaarten
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Curacao, Dutch West India Company, from EB 1911
Article Curassao, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious Article Curacao, from Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906 edition
Economic Dutch Colonies : St. Eustatius, St. Martin, Curaçoa, p.365 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, 1811, GB
J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Curaçao, posted by DTBSWS
Geographical Curaçao, pp.91-93 in The Present State of the West Indies, 1778, GB
Curassou, pp.844-846 in J. Morse, The American universal geography, 1805, GB
Dutch Islands p.428 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1827, GB
Curaçao, pp.150-164 in vol.3 of A.J. van der Aa, Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1839, GB
Curaçao, p.66 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Historical Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, pp.137-138 in vol.22 of F.M. de Marsy et al., Histoire moderne des Chinois, des Japonnois, des Indiens, des Persans, des Turcs, des Russiens et des Americains, 1771, in French, GB
Dutch West Indies : Curassou, pp.328-329 in vol.4 of W. Winterbotham, An historical, geographical, commercial and philosophical view of the American United States and the European Settlements in America and the West Indies, 1795, GB
Curaçoa, p.1190 in vol.1 of S.G. Goodrich, A history of all nations, 1866, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Staten Generaal Digitaal, 1814-1995, in Dutch
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Residence Memoirs
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Nationbaal Archief van Curaçao
Musea op Curaçao, from Portaal Curaçao
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from Heraldry of the World
Coins, Banknotes

Bibliography General RHS Bibliography
Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies), keyword Mauritius (site in German, most titles listed in English; hundreds of entries; publications mostly since 1970)
Nederlandse Bibliografie Online (publications since 1974); Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis
on the Caribbean National Archives (UK) : Caribbean Histories Revealed : Bibliography
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
Directory of Open Access Journals, search for Netherlands Antilles
Ph.H. Hiss, A selective guide to the English literature on the Netherlands West Indies, with a supplement on British Guiana, (1943), posted on Internet Archive
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Digitization
Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean
On the Netherlands' Antilles Nieuwe West Indische Gids 1919-2010
General Accounts Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean (1992) London : Penguin 1994 [G]
Mordechai Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean, Jerusalem : Gefen 2002
H.P.H. Jansen, Kalendarium Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen, (Timeline of the History of the Low Countries), Utrecht 1979 (in Dutch) [G]
Specific Topics Jan Lucassen, Emigration to the Dutch Colonies and the USA, pp.21-27 in : Robin Cohen, The Cambridge Survey of World Migration, Cambridge : UP 1995, KMLA Lib.Sign. 304.809 C678c
Historical Dictionaries Albert Gastmann, Historical Dictionary of the French and Netherlands Antilles, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1978 [G]
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