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The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotton Colony that Shaped America

By: Shorto, Russell

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books:

Our Product Number: 608835

ISBN: 1400078679

Condition: As New. 2005


Map on inside of covers . 384 pages. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable... View more info