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The island at the center of the world : the epic story of Dutch Manhattan and the forgotten colony that shaped America

作者: Russell Shorto
出版商: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
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In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library made an astounding discovery: 12,000 pages of centuries-old correspondence, court cases, legal contracts, and reports from a forgotten society: the  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biography
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其他的實體格式: Online version:
Shorto, Russell.
Island at the center of the world.
New York : Doubleday, 2004
(OCoLC)607065561
Online version:
Shorto, Russell.
Island at the center of the world.
New York : Doubleday, 2004
(OCoLC)607832185
提及的人: Peter Minuit; Peter Stuyvesant; Adriaen van der Donck; Peter Minuit; Peter Stuyvesant; Adriaen van der Donck
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Russell Shorto
ISBN: 0385503490 9780385503495
OCLC系統控制編碼: 52477207
描述: xiv, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
内容: The missing floor pt. I. "A certain island named Manathans" : The measure of things ; The pollinator ; The island ; The king, the surgeon, the Turk, and the whore --
pt. II. Clash of wills : The lawman ; The council of blood ; The cause ; The one-legged man ; The general and the princess ; The people's champion ; An American in Europe ; A dangerous man --
pt. III. The inheritance : Booming ; New York ; Inherited features.
責任: Russell Shorto.
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In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library made an astounding discovery: 12,000 pages of centuries-old correspondence, court cases, legal contracts, and reports from a forgotten society: the Dutch colony centered on Manhattan, which predated the thirteen "original" American colonies. For the past thirty years scholar Charles Gehring has been translating this trove, which was recently declared a national treasure. Now, Russell Shorto has made use of this vital material to construct a sweeping narrative of Manhattan's founding that gives a startling, fresh perspective on how America began. In an account that blends a novelist's grasp of storytelling with cutting-edge scholarship, The Island at the Center of the World strips Manhattan of its asphalt, bringing us back to a wilderness island, a hunting ground for Indians, populated by wolves and bears, that became a prize in the global power struggle between the English and the Dutch. Indeed, Russell Shorto shows that America's founding was not the work of English settlers alone but a result of the clashing of these two seventeenth century powers. In fact, it was Amsterdam, Europe's most liberal city, with an unusual policy of tolerance and a polyglot society dedicated to free trade, that became the model for the city of New Amsterdam on Manhattan. While the Puritans of New England were founding a society based on intolerance, on Manhattan the Dutch created a free-trade, upwardly-mobile melting pot that would help shape not only New York, but America. The story moves from the halls of power in London and The Hague to bloody naval encounters on the high seas. The characters in the saga-the men and women who played a part in Manhattan's founding, range from the philosopher Rene Descartes to James, the Duke of York, to prostitutes and smugglers. At the heart of the story is a bitter power struggle between two men: Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony, and a forgotten American hero named Adriaen van der Donck, a maverick, liberal-minded lawyer whose brilliant political gamesmanship, commitment to individual freedom, and exuberant love of his new country would have a lasting impact on the history of this nation.

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I cannot praise this book enough. Not only is it informative, but the historical figures are so well researched that they came across as multi-dimensional fugures-a rarity in most historical writing. When Cromwell affects the Dutch East India Company and, therefore, impacts the little settlement on...
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