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New Amsterdam
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  • Authored by: Tim McNeese
  • From the Series: Colonial Settlements in America
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791093344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9334-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 974.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


The Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam was founded by the director-general of the colony of New Netherland, Peter Minuit, who purchased it from local Indians in 1626. The colony was captured by the British in 1664 and subsequently renamed New York. From Native American to Dutch to British and finally to international melting pot, New Amsterdam chronicles the origins of the settlement destined to become one of the leading cities in the world. Students will learn in this book about the key events and prominent figures that created New Amsterdam.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Maps. Sidebars. Chronology. Timeline. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Series editor and author Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska, where he has taught for more than 15 years. McNeese is the author of more than 100 books, including the Chelsea House titles Pablo Picasso and Isabel Allende in the series The Great Hispanic Heritage. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

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