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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

The Island at the Center of the World( )
Author: Shorto, Russell
ISBN:978-1-4000-7867-7
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

A gripping narrative of New Netherland-a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan-that transforms our understanding of early America. 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...
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