A lecture by world renown historian R.V. Winkle: New York before the Revolution.
Professor Winkle specialises in the history of the American Revolutionary War. His new book, New York before the Revolution argues a radically new interpretation of the Dutch cultural landscape before the Revolutionary War, and the explorations made by Englishman Henry Hudson.
The modern state of New York City began with the establishment of English rule over Dutch New Amsterdam and New Netherland, then became the theatre of the New York Campaign, a series of major battles in the early American Revolutionary War.
Winkle explores the British American perspective whose heritage is steeped in Dutch history, and by dismantling the cultural myths, New York before the Revolution allows the full story of the period to be told.
"Winkle has an impressive knowledge of the sources, the archaeology, and he has done the research...his insightful and persuasive set of arguments are the closest anyone has come to matching Diedrich Knickerbocker in understanding of Dutch history in New York." --Karen Parker, Wall Street Journal