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Alliances of Necessity: Fictive Kinship and Manhattan's Diaspora African Community

Cynthia J. Van Zandt

in Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195181241
eISBN:
9780199870776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the kinds of partnerships diaspora Africans made in early 17th-century colonies. It focuses particularly on New Netherland and on Manhattan, which had the largest African ... More


Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Thelma Wills Foote

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This book details ... More


Marketing New Amsterdam

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Visscher’s famous map of New Netherland with profile view of New Amsterdam, and the reprint of it in a small book of Adriaen van der Donck’s Description of New Netherland show how the WIC wanted New ... More


“To Be Together with One Another”: Creating an African Community

Angie Maxwell

in New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614250
eISBN:
9781469615585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the experiences of Africans in New Amsterdam, many of whom began their lives in the colony as property of the West India Company (WIC). On February 25, 1644, the long-serving ... More


Looking for Africans in Seventeenth-Century New Amsterdam

Anne-Marie Cantwell and Diana diZerega Wall

in The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060576
eISBN:
9780813050706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060576.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In this essay, we chart the changing definitions of race and racism and examine the lives of enslaved Africans in the 17th-century Dutch colony of New Netherland. To uncover little known details of ... More


Retellings: Mercenaries and Abolitionists

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Lydia Maria Child's “Joanna,” featured in 1834 in the Boston anti-slavery collection The Oasis, was an early proof of abolitionist storytelling, and it has been regarded as the female-written origin ... More


New York Merchants and the Indo-Atlantic Trade

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides a broad overview of the geographical, social, and cultural conditions in New York that gave rise to its prominence as the major colonial Atlantic hub in the Indo-Atlantic trade ... More


Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Joyce D. Goodfriend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664, when the English captured the small Dutch outpost of New Amsterdam, ... More


New and Old Amsterdam: New York City and the Netherlands

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

New York and The Netherlands are two locations where genuine planning for sea-level rise is going on. Holland leads the world in preparation for sea-level rise, partly because it has no choice. The ... More


Mannahatta to Manhattan: Settlement to Grid Plan

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Before the skyline could be built, New York had to create its land and the land market: hills had to be flattened, marshes drained, land distributed, subdivided, and prices assigned. The skyline ... More


Lively Productions

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics complain that Ziegfeld has begun to imitate himself in his shows, and this chapter tells how he pulls the Follies out of their rut. He joins the rooftop entertainment craze by transforming ... More


Closing the Circle Mapping a Native Account of Colonial Land Fraud

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.12
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the descendants of the Algonquian peoples who once inhabited the region of New York Harbor. The descendants have recalled that the first Dutch colonists asked for as much land ... More


New Netherland

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Dutch mercantile colony located on Manhattan Island and in the Hudson Valley up to Albany, English settlements on Long Island, and a small initially Swedish colony along the ... More


The Girl at the Top of the Stairs

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1912–1913 theater season marks a new chapter in Ziegfeld’s life, both professionally and personally. First, the Follies move to their permanent home at the prestigious New Amsterdam Theatre. The ... More


Mahopac, New York: Endings

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Regina's active retirement years and examines her legacy. Regina lived for nearly a decade as a widow until February 5, 1993, when she died at the age of ninety-one in the ... More


Lynn Simonson and Simonson Technique

Kimberly Karpanty

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Dance

Lynn Simonson is a seminal dance artist whose work has profoundly affected both the artistry and pedagogy of jazz dance around the world. After spending her early career as a performer, she went on ... More


The Spectrum of Piracy

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The focus on the role of pirates in this trade network provides an important counterbalance to both scholarly and popular portrayals of pirates. The first chapter examines pirates and piracy in the ... More


Merchants and Maladies

Dale L. Hutchinson

in Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062693
eISBN:
9780813051789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062693.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines how the economic transformation of America changed multiple aspects of native lifestyle and facilitated the transmission of infectious disease. Deer became a prime source of ... More


Innovation Bound or Unbound by Culture and Institutions

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The right culture, institutions, and policies all can encourage innovative dynamism. Heroes inspire cultural values of courage, perseverance, hard work, and tolerance. Religion enables innovative ... More


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