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Dutch New York Histories: Connecting African, Native American and Slavery Heritage

Dutch rule in New Amsterdam and New Netherland (1609-1664) was short in comparison to other colonial empires, but it has had a lasting cultural impact seen in present-day street names, cities monuments, and more. A new book, Dutch New York Histories, authored and presented by members of the Mapping Slavery Project, explores the connections between African, Native American, and

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New Horizons: Mapping Slavery Project in New York

DESCRIPTION You’re cordially invited to a free symposium on December 5,2016: New Horizons: Mapping Slavery Project in New York – Connecting Dutch, African and Native American Heritage More insight is needed about how the interwined structures of colonialism and race were formed, and how this ‘cultural archive’ continues to influence our lives today. The connected

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Education matters

  Educating about Dutch colonial history   Mapping Slavery aims at educating about the Dutch Slavery history and the topic of education is frequently discussed within our team. Do we need more education about the history of slavery? Or do we only need to adjust what is already being taught? When should schools begin teaching

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Awareness around Dutch Colonial History

Awareness around Dutch Colonial History: is it heightened? Or has it always been like this? I have never been taught lot about slavery or the Dutch colonial history either in high school or elementary school. It is only since a few years when I started educating myself, mostly, that I actually began to understand why debates

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