Coming to Terms with Early New Netherland – New York History: Broken Chain

“New Netherland, NY, Beginnings” is an initiative to reconstruct the history of the early period of New Netherland that occurred between 1609 and 1624. This area was formally named New Netherland in 1614 when it was officially chartered by the “Staten Generaal,” the government of the “United Provinces” as the Netherlands was known at the time, to the “New Netherland Company” as a region for trade for the company’s network of Dutch traders and merchants. New Netherland covered the area now contained within the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and, in the later years, parts of Delaware.


• Introduction
• Broken Chain. How the white and Indian Worlds Remembered Henry Hudson and the Dutch
• Endnotes
• Bibliography

About the Writers

Hubert de Leeuw is an entrepreneur and businessman and has spent 20 years researching early New Netherland history. Born in the Netherlands, he now lives in Flanders, near the city of Antwerp.

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