This Fascinating Video Series Focuses on New York City's Forgotten Dutch Roots

YouTube channel New Netherland Now is a channel dedicated to shining a spotlight on America's forgotten Dutch colonial past. Not only here in New York City, but all across the area we know now as New England, the Dutch were here first and established their own colony. In this first video of a 4-part series, learn why most Americans do not know about their own Dutch history.

Why do Americans have this gap in their history about the fact that large parts of the origins of the United States used to be Dutch? In four parts, best-selling author Russell Shorto gives a tour through what used to be New Amsterdam, and what we now call New York.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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