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The Island at the Center of the World

The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

Russell Shorto

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: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a...
Publish Date
2005
April 12
Goodreads rating
4.15
ISBN
8601417156063
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Feb 27, 2021
Loved and highly recommend #IslandAtTheCenteroftheWorld by @RussellShorto Thrilling and illuminating! I sent this announcement to my family and they’re all texting how much they loved this book! #Manhattan #NYC      source