Three years after the Pilgrims founded the Massachusetts Colony in 1620, the Dutch founded their own North American colony on the island that would eventually become New York City. When leading members of the Dutch colony, called New Amsterdam, needed a new governor, the company began looking for a replacement. They wanted someone who was honest, brave, loyal to the company, and experienced in colonial affairs. Peter Stuyvesant had all these qualities and more.Stuyvesant remained New Amsterdams governor from 1647 until 1664 ...

Peter Stuyvesant 2007, Mitchell Lane Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781584155263