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The Jews of New Amsterdam

Author: Eva Deutsch Costabel
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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Traces the events leading to the arrival of the first group of Jews in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in 1654 and describes how they adapted and eventually prospered under Dutch, and later British, rule.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Deutsch Costabel
ISBN: 0689313519 9780689313516
OCLC Number: 16900621
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 24 cm
Contents: The Inquisition --
Jews in Brazil --
Jews arrive in New Amsterdam --
Captain de la Motthe --
Governor Stuyvesant's request --
Freedom and equality --
Daily life --
Occupations --
Spiritual life --
The Jewish cemetery --
The British take over.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Eva Deutsch Costabel.

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Beginning in the 1500s in Europe and continuing through the settlement of what was to become New York, this tells the story of the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, their customs, and  Read more...

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Jews in New Amsterdam

by tam2think (WorldCat user published 2009-03-20) Excellent Permalink

A concise book with beautiful illustrations.  This book is illuminating to anyone who would like a little background history on the first Jewish settlers in America.

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