The Island at the Centre of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed. Drawing on the archives of the New Netherland Project, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative that transforms our understanding of early America. The Dutch colony pre-dated the 'original' thirteen colonies, yet it ...

The Island at the Centre of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America 2014, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349140209

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