In the latest episode of the “New Netherland Praatjes” podcast, Joyce Goodfriend chats with New Netherland Institute’s Steve McErleane about Goodfriend’s career as a leading historian of New Netherland and early New York.
Topics include the origins of Goodfriend’s interest in Dutch New York, the evolution of New Netherland studies and the waning infatuation with the English, the persistence of “Dutchness” — including the role of language and religion — from the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the nuances of cultural authority and how historians have written about the levers of power, and some potential future paths for New Netherland scholarship.
Listen to the podcast here.
New Netherland Praatjes is a series of chats with historians, archaeologists, and other experts on New Netherland and the world of the 17th-century Dutch.
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