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 Dutch heritage. This eye-opening guide also focuses on traces of the Dutch presence still visible in New York City and state from the early 17th century forward, including relevant locations where the histories of Native Americans and Africans converge in and around New York City.
Don’t miss this conversation with authors Jennifer Tosch (Cultural and Public Historian), Dienke Hondius (historian and Associate Professor of History at the Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam Netherlands), Nancy Jouwe (Cultural Historian, and PhD candidate), and Dineke Stam (Historian, exhibition designer, independent researcher and consultant working on projects in the intercultural museum and heritage sectors) who will explore this little known and important history.
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This program will be presented by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery.
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