Swedish Colonialism

Swedish Colonial remains 17th-18th century

The Swaanendael Colony along the Delaware. Author Johannes Vingboons (1639)

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. If you know something on colonial remains or if you have photos of such remains – they may be anywhere in the world -, send them to me. I’ll be happy to publish them on this website. Thank you. Marco. My e-mail is on the home page. SWEDISH COLONIAL REMAINS ...

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Bibliography of Swedish Colonial History: 17th-18th century

The Swaanendael Colony along the Delaware. Author Johannes Vingboons (1639)

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. SWEDISH EMPIRE AFRICA: – Granlund, Victor “En Svensk Koloni i Afrika eller Svenska-Afrikanske Kompagniets Historia” ? 1879, Stockholm, Sweden. AMERICA: – Acrelius, Israel “A history of New Sweden: or, the Settlements on the river Delaware” ? 468 pp. The Historical Society Of Pennsylvania, 1874 (1759), Philadelphia, USA. – Amandus, J. “The Swedes on the Delaware ...

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New Sweden: The Swedish settlements in North America

The Swaanendael Colony along the Delaware. Author Johannes Vingboons (1639)

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. The King of Sweden as early as 1624, encouraged by Willem Usselinx, was planning an expedition to North America, but the Thirty Years’ War stopped his plans. In 1632 the Walloon, a former Governor of Dutch New Netherland, Peter Minuit offered his services to Sweden. He planned to establish a ...

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The European forts in Ghana

Elmina Castle, Ghana. Atlas Blaeu van der Hem (1665-1668). No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. FORT SÃO JORGE DA MINA (ELMINA) The first European-built fort in Ghana was Fort São Jorge da Mina (Elmina), which was built by the Portuguese in 1482 near an African village, with which they traded, called by them Aldeia das Duas Partes. The foundation stone of this castle was laid ...

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