The Hudson Area Library History Room has announced “Reconsidering Slavery in 17th century New Netherland – What do We Know? What Can We Learn?,” a talk by Dennis J. Maika on Thursday, April 28th.
This talk will take a look at the enslaved, slavery’s institutional origins and development, the slave trade, and how slavery impacted New Netherland society.
Dennis J. Maika is Senior Historian at the New Netherland Institute. A historian of colonial New York with a Ph.D. in History from New York University, he has written numerous articles and papers and served as a consultant for a variety of local history and education projects.
His recent article, “To ‘experiment with a parcel of negros’: Incentive, Collaboration, and Competition in New Amsterdam’s Slave Trade,” was a winner of NNI’s 2021 Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize.
He is currently working on a book about Manhattan merchants and their city government in the Dutch and English periods of seventeenth-century New York history. As a professional educator, he taught History and Psychology at the high school and college levels for several decades.
The event will begin at 6 pm and will be be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed online.
Photo: List of Purchasers of “a lot of male and female Negroes,” from a Slave Auction in Manhattan, May 29th, 1664 courtesy Volume X, part III, pg. 228 New York Dutch Colonial Manuscripts.
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