When New York Was New Amsterdam: Some Myths and Misunderstandings About New Netherland
October 7, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Chair
Charles T. Gehring, Director, New Netherland Project

Washington Irving Was Just Kidding; Everybody Knows the Dutch Weren't Really Like That
Edwin G. Burrows, Professor, History, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Dutch New York Was Built on Greed; Religion Was an Afterthought
Firth Haring Fabend, Independent historian

The Dutch Brought Religious Toleration to America
James H. Williams, Associate Professor, History, Middle Tennessee State University

Tensions Between the Dutch and English in New Netherland Were Rampant and Formative
Noah Gelfand, PhD Candidate, History, New York University

The English Conquered New Amsterdam in 1664, Renamed it New York, and That Was the End of the Dutch
Dennis Maika, Chairman, History, Fox Lane High School

The Dutch Are Nothing More than a Footnote to the Real Story of Colonial America
Cynthia van Zandt, Assistant Professor, History, University of New Hampshire

   
Location: Graduate Center City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th Streets
Notes: This event is part of the Gotham History Festival.