New Netherland and the Global Marketplace

The Transportation of Goods and People across the Atlantic Ocean 

Lesson Procedures 


This lesson focuses on the essential question: What was New Netherland’s role within a larger global network of trade in goods and bound labor (both slaves and indentured servants)? By analyzing historic documents, students will be able to map and to analyze the flow of goods and people to New Netherland from Europe, Africa, and South America. 

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For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More

 

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