NEW AMSTERDAM DAYS AND WAYS by Dorothy Niebrugge Hults

NEW AMSTERDAM DAYS AND WAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This smoothly written account of the energetic, exuberant Dutch settlers who ruled New Amsterdam for forty years (1624-1664) is packed with an incredible amount of interesting, important information. The author's extensive research is evidenced by her clear organization and selectivity. From their form of government, transportation, customs and schools, to their Dutch idiosyncrasies and often comical peculiarities, the settlers who willed us Santa Claus as well as the rudiments of Wall Street, provide a colorful picture of old New York. This excellent factual account should find audiences far beyond the Manhattan area.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1963
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World