New Netherland

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New Neth·er·land

A Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware Rivers. The first settlement was made at Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) in 1624, although the colony centered on New Amsterdam at the tip of Manhattan Island after 1625-1626. New Netherland was annexed by the English and renamed New York in 1664.

New Netherland

(Placename) a Dutch North American colony of the early 17th century, centred on the Hudson valley. Captured by the English in 1664, it was divided into New York and New Jersey

New` Neth′erland

a Dutch colony in the Hudson River region, captured by England in 1664 and divided into New York and New Jersey.
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Noun1.New Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New AmsterdamNew Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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On the banks of the Hudson River was a colony of Dutch, who had taken possession of that region many years before, and called it New Netherlands.
A director of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland (modern-day Delaware and Connecticut) he bought it for Dutch settlers.
The works are spread over the following neighbourhoods: Kortijn, New Netherland, Tera Kora, Fortuna Ariba and Sapat.
The book's content ranges geographically --in the nomenclature and the borders of the times--from New France and New Netherland to New Spain and the West Indies.
As Kim Todt and Martha Dickinson Shattuck note in their essay, "whether trading abroad, intra-or inter-colonially, or at home in New Netherland, gender did not determine participation" (pp.
In 1664, England's King Charles II granted an area of land on the East Coast of present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.
Susanah Shaw Romney, New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America.
As he navigates the history of New Netherland, a province that spanned from Albany to the Delaware Bay, he reacquaints readers with familiar subjects while introducing them to others relegated to obscurity.
Woodard's 11 nations are Yankeedom, New Netherland (New York), the Midlands, Tidewater (Virginia and the Maryland Eastern Shore), the Deep South, Greater Appalachia, New France (Quebec and New Orleans), El Norte (Spanish New Mexico), the Far West, the Left Coast, and the First Nation (the indigenous peoples of Alaska and northern Canada).
Established by the Dutch at a time when the Netherlands was the most sophisticated society in the Western world, New Netherland has displayed its salient characteristics throughout its history: a global commercial trading culture--multiethnic, multireligious, and materialistic--with a profound tolerance for diversity and an unflinching commitment to the freedom of inquiry and conscience.
Had I argued as he suggests--that the Dutch colony of New Netherland comprised a population dedicated to promoting religious toleration in the New World, that Adriaen van der Donck set himself in the role of champion of tolerance, that there was no English influence on America in this regard but rather that the Dutch colony became the motivator of diversity and religious toleration in America--then I would deserve to be put in my place.
During the 1630s, a re-orientation of the slave trade into Dutch New Netherland occurred which greatly attributed to the creation of the Akan enclave on Manhattan Island.