New Netherland

New Netherland - Portuguese o 1624 New Amsterdam; the whole...

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New Netherland o Trading Empire – not truly dependent on colonization as France, Spain, and England; aided by England since the Dutch were Protestants; great work ethic helped the Dutch create this great trading empire o 1609 – Henry Hudson, looked for the famous “Northwest Passage” to Asia; what he discovered of course was the region of New York T Fort Orange (known today as Albany, NY), established by Hudson o 1621 – West Indian Co.; also had an East India Co. to trade with India, competing with the French and English; interested in furs but also with slavery, following the Spanish who followed the
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Unformatted text preview: Portuguese o 1624 New Amsterdam; the whole region was called New Holland (New York region) but its capital was called New Amsterdam o 1664 New York; property handed over to New York; named after the Duke of York who then came into possession of it T If u go to the streets of New York today, street names with Van in them are remnants of Dutch presence o Dutch subject peoples o Powhatan trade...
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