Dutch West India Company

The Colony of New York

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New York played an important part in America's fight for independence. New York City even served as the first capital of the United States! Readers explore the history of New York from its discovery by Europeans and its colonization by both the Dutch and British through its role in the American Revolution and the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Important social studies curriculum topics are presented in an accessible manner, alongside full-color photographs and historical primary sources chosen to give readers a clear picture of what life was like in New York during colonial times.

The Colony of New York

The Dutch Colony of New Netherland

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New York's history and culture is greatly influenced by its complex past, which includes the many years that the area was a Dutch colony known as New Netherland. This thought-provoking book provides a detailed history of the important people and events involved in shaping New York while it was under Dutch control. The book features beautiful paintings by Dutch artists as well as maps, primary sources, and biographical information about New Netherland's earliest leaders.

The Dutch Colony of New Netherland

The Colony of New York

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New York was one of the thirteen original British colonies. During those early days, New York began to establish itself as a land of valuable resources and innovative, free-thinking individuals. This book chronicles the history of early New York, how it became a British colony, and what life was like in colonial New York. The facts are richly supplemented with detailed maps and primary source documents from the era.

The Colony of New York