Let’s Talk History 36: New Netherland, New York

1624:

Recruited by the Dutch West India Company as well as by individual company directors from various European countries, European emigrants settle the territory of New Netherland (present-day Delaware, New York and New Jersey). Though many of the settlers are not of Dutch ancestry (but (Flemish and Walloon) Belgians), they are known as the “New Netherland Dutch” in accordance with the commercial interests of the Dutch parliament


Sources/References:

  1. Bielinski, Stefan. “The New Netherland Dutch.” New York State Museum. New York State Education Department, 1999. rev 14 Nov. 2016.
  2. The Netherlands and Scandinavia in North America.” New Netherland Institute. New Netherland Institute. n.d.

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