Amsterdam-new York

Amsterdam-new York

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  • ISBN
    9789053839553 / 9053839550
  • Title Amsterdam-new York
  • Author
  • Category Regional Studies

  • Format
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 199
  • Publisher
    Vu University Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 238mm x 166mm x 236mm


Published for the Netherlands American Studies Association and the European Association for American Studies.

Publisher Description

This collection of essays deals with the political, commercial, religious, and intellectual relationship of the two leading cities on Manhattan Island during the early part of American history—Nieuw Amsterdam and New York City. It explores the interaction of merchants and ministers, books and bankers, consults and canticles, through the high and low tides of this durable urban exchange. In particular, this history shows how regional dominance shifted from Nieuw Amsterdam in the early 18th century—when it overshadowed New York City in size, prestige, wealth, and power—to New York City in the 19th century as immigration boosted New York's population growth while Nieuw Amsterdam's stalled.

Author Biography

George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam, Editors

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