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The Dutch And New Netherland

Categories: History, Industry & Commerce, NYS History

The Jansson-Visscher map of the American Northeast first published by Adriaen van der Donck. Public Domain. Wikipedia.

On the fourth episode of A New York Minute In History, we detail Henry Hudson’s exploration of what would become the Empire State and how his journey up the aptly named Hudson River led to the Dutch settlement of New Netherland. Join us as we explore how the Dutch colony differed from its counterparts in New England and Virginia via relative tolerance, a multi-ethnic population and free trade.