A forgotten American founding father: Adriaan van der Donck

New Netherland Now

Feb 6, 2015

If you think the United States was just the result of group of conservative pilgrims fleeing persecution, you’re wrong. Part of the United States can be traced to the revolutionary, free and open Dutch Republic. And no American exemplified the spirit from that time as well as Adriaan van der Donck, who foresaw what New Amsterdam, now New York, could one day become.

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