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. New Netherland extended from present-day Albany, New York in the north to Delaware in the south, and encompassed parts of what are now the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Delaware.
014 Joyce Goodfriend, Cultural Authority and the Anglicization Myth in Early New York
Historian Joyce Goodfriend chats with NNI'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.
013 Peter Van Cleave, Van der Kemp’s Notorious Attempt to Translate the Records of New Netherland
Historian Peter Van Cleave chats with NNI's Steve McErleane and Russell Shorto about nineteenth-century scholar Francis Adrian van der Kemp and Van der Kemp's much-maligned attempt to translate the records of New Netherland ca. 1820, with Van Cleave offering a novel response to Van der Kemp's critics. In many ways a bridge between the 18th- and 19th-century worlds, Van der Kemp's life as a religious dissident and learned scholar help illuminate the complexities of the age. Other topics include New York's tumultuous political climate, the widespread ignorance of the history of New Netherland, and the seemingly impenetrable satire of Washington Irving.
012 Steve Jaffe, New York at its Core
Author and museum curator Steve Jaffe chats with Steve McErleane and Russell Shorto about Jaffe's work on the "New York at its Core" exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, a new installation that attempts to answer the question "What makes New York New York?" Topics include the challenges of presenting history to the public, the role of technology in museums, and how museum professionals have dealt with the death of the so-called grand narrative.
011 Russell Shorto, Revolution Song
Best-selling author, and usual host of this podcast, Russell Shorto sits down with "Praatjes" producer Steve McErleane to discuss Shorto's latest book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. The conversation also covers Shorto's insights into the interpretation of historical evidence, his thoughts on the craft of writing, and his experiences as an author.
010 Mark Schaming, New Netherland and the New York State Museum
New York State's Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Director of the State Museum Mark Schaming chats with Russell Shorto about Schaming's three decades of work at the State Museum and his new position overseeing the Office of Cultural Education, which includes the State Museum, State Archives and State Library. Among the topics are, of course, the role of New Netherland in the State Museum, the changing face of the museum (and museums in general), and Schaming's documentation of the massive recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks.
009 Dennis Maika, The Economy of Seventeenth-Century New Amsterdam/Manhattan
NNI’s Senior Historian and Education Director Dennis Maika chats with Russell Shorto about Maika’s work on 17th-century New Amsterdam/Manhattan merchants and his work promoting the importance of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony to the New York State Education Department. Topics include the economic structure of the colony, including the role of the Dutch West India Company, and the role of state regulation in the economy.
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I am fascinated by the Dutch in NY and this fills in a lot
Interesting history and the historians
Great chats about the under appreciated contributions of the New Netherlands to US culture and how we're learning more and more about it.
Thanks Holland Society and Association of Blauvelt Descendents for letting us know about this.