[VIDEO] Women & the American Story: New Netherland, How Two New Amsterdam Women Prevented a Colonial War

Learn about Lydia de Meyer and Hillegond van Ruyven, two women who opened negotiations with English invaders in 1664 to negotiate the surrender of New Netherland. This video is adapted from a resource in the New-York Historical Society’s Women & the American Story curriculum.

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