Uncovering America’s Forgotten Colony

New Netherland Institute

Jan 16, 2014

A documentary video about the New Netherland Project, where more than 18 volumes of the official archives of New Netherland have been transcribed, translated, and published to date, this thirty-minute video provides some historical background about New Netherland and its documentary evidence. It explains the importance of using documentary evidence, makes clear why these documents are unique and important, relates the journey the documents took from 1674 to the present, gives examples of the fascinating information found in these early records, and dispels some of the misinterpretations of the Dutch in sources such as literature, history books, and social history.

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