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Eleven Africans and the Survival of the New Netherlands Colony (1624-1664)

Family_small The New Netherlands Colony is founded by the Dutch West India Company as a profit-making venture in 1624. The original Dutch Settlers are unhappy, huddled at the lower end of the most southerly of the two Manahatta Islands. They want to trap and collect furs, get rich quick and return home. The Colony is not prospering. Eleven Africans are brought to the Colony and put to work for the Dutch West India Company. The Colony's fortune improves. How these Africans survive, grow, prosper and significantly contribute to the survival, economic development and prosperity of New Netherlands is the heart of Segment #3.

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The New Netherlands Colony is founded by the Dutch West India Company as a profit-making venture in 1624. The original Dutch Settlers are unhappy, huddled at the lower end of the most southerly of the two Manahatta Islands. They want to trap and collect furs, get rich quick and return home. The Colony is not prospering. Eleven Africans are brought to the Colony and put to work for the Dutch West India Company. The Colony's fortune improves. How these Africans survive, grow, prosper and significantly contribute to the survival, economic development and prosperity of New Netherlands is the heart of Segment #3.

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brilliant!

Oh thank you for making my cover letter writing work so much more interesting and meaningful. This is like sitting by the window and being privy to the world. I am so sorry that this info was left out in my history studies.

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Originally broadcast nationally 2004-2006

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