New York, 1609-1776

ISBN-10: 0792263901
ISBN-13: 9780792263906
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Description: Believe it or not, New York's past was as wild, exciting, and contentious as its present. It's hard to imagine now that New York City was once a wilderness, but Manhattan takes its name from an Algonquian Indian word meaning "hilly island." Henry  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 4/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

Believe it or not, New York's past was as wild, exciting, and contentious as its present. It's hard to imagine now that New York City was once a wilderness, but Manhattan takes its name from an Algonquian Indian word meaning "hilly island." Henry Hudson's haul of fine furs convinced the Dutch to establish their colony at the gateway to the New World, and the island was bought from the Native Americans. Once settled, New York soon became the crucible of commerce in America, and the steely spirit of New Yorkers was forged fast. The narrative of New York has been marked ever since with the spirit of its inhabitants' fierce independence and individuality.

Introduction
Colonial Beginnings
Building a Dutch Colony
Years of Conflict
Colonial Life of the Dutch
An English Colony
A Century of Turmoil
A Growing Colony
Revolutionary New York
Time Line
Resources
Quote Sources
Index

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