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Understanding Slavery in New Netherland and Colonial New York

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The Museum of the City of New York is offering two free lectures on New Netherland this month.

Understanding Slavery in New Netherland and Colonial New York

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DR. Dennis Maika of the New Netherland Institute
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
5:00–6:30 PM

New York's history of slavery began in the early days of seventeenth-century New Netherland and ended officially in the decades after the American Revolution. Dr. Maika will present on the experience of the enslaved people and their enslavers during the colonial period, with a focus on New Netherland.

This lecture is FREE. Reserve here.

Pluralism and the problem of Religious Toleration in 17th Centure New Netherland and New York

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DR. Noah Gelfand, University of Connecticut at Stamford
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
5:00–6:30 PM

New Netherland has long been remembered as a colony inhabited by settlers with different religious orientations, yet for many colonists, the ability to live and worship according to their conscience was a struggle. Dr. Gelfand will explore religious pluralism and the meaning of toleration during this era.

This lecture is FREE. Reserve here.

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