The Island At The Center Of The World


Author: Russell Shorto

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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated.


Author: Russell Shorto

Published: 2005

Pages: 384


ISBN:  9781400078677