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Exploring Historic Dutch New York: New York City * Hudson Valley * New Jersey * Delaware Paperback – June 1, 2011
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Heleen Westerhuijs is Director of Dutch New York Projects at the Citgo Group of Companies, New York.
Russell Shorto (Introduction) is Director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, and the author of several books, including The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and The Forgotten Colony That Shaped America.
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I enjoyed reading the short essays on the history of New Netherland, Holland Mania (the 19th century craze for Dutch colonial architecture and art), the first Jews in New Netherland, slavery in New Netherland, among others. These are well-written, scholarly overviews conveying in a concise and accessible manner what we know now about these topics. Note the essays are on New Netherland and not just New Amsterdam. This shows the wide geographical focus, not just on Lower Manhattan, but on other areas too. I read the book as part of my family history research, and was pleased to see material on Demarests in Bergen Co., NJ.
In addition to the historical essays there are overviews of Dutch materials found in local museums. (Although it sounds strange to refer to the Met at a local museum.) For anyone interested in this topic, this is a great place to start. An up-to-date bibliography gives suggestions for further reading at the end.