How Nieuw Amsterdam became New York

Ronald Ellis
Published on Oct 30, 2012

The amazing story of how competition for the lucrative nutmeg trade in the early 17th century, between the Dutch and the English, and their dispute over a tiny Indonesian island (2 miles long by ½ a mile wide), launched the English East India Company and put the island of Manhattan in the hands of the English. Told by Kate Humble in a BBC documentary series about the Spice Trade.

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