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The Netherlands, New Amsterdam, and the Origins of Modern America

November 2, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location Dickson Hall - Cohen Lounge
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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David Voorhees, Jacob Leisler Institute, will discuss the history of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (which became New York City) and summarize how this port city and the Dutch Republic left a lasting impression on the country that it helped spawn. Dutch values like tolerance, religious freedom and diversity strongly influenced the fledgling nation.