New Amsterdam

The name given by the Dutch to their seventeenth century trading post on Manhattan. The total territory in the region under the Dutch governor's control was called New Netherland. The first chapter of Rutherfurd's New York, in which the English arrive to disrupt Dutch rule, is entitled 'New Amsterdam'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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