Historians of New Netherland have recently shed new light on the colony’s enslaved people, the conditions of their enslavement, the Africans’ relationship with their enslavers, and the inner workings of the trade in slaves. [Read more…] about New Netherland’s Slave Trade: Origins, Evolution, Impact, Significance
New Amsterdam History Center
The Dutch Republic experienced its so-called Golden Age from the 16th Century through the 18th Century, during an extended period of variable climate that often included colder temperatures and severe weather events.
Although the Dutch Republic itself thrived during this “Little Ice Age,” the Amsterdam-based Dutch West India Company struggled to establish and maintain its New World colony of New Netherland between 1624 and 1664. [Read more…] about The Little Ice Age in the Dutch Atlantic
The New Amsterdam History Center will host “Mapping Early New York,” a virtual presentation set for Wednesday, June 1st. [Read more…] about Mapping Early New York and Long Island
Created by the New Amsterdam History (NAHC) Center, Mapping Early New York, is digital map with a time-slider linked to information from the Castello Plan of 1660.
The database includes information on families from detailed sources and connected with map features, particularly tax parcels. [Read more…] about New Website Maps 1660 New York