Voices from Colonial America: New York 1609-1776 (Hardcover)

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Believe it or not, New York's past was as wild, exciting, and contentious as its present. It's hard to imagine now that New York City was once a wilderness, but Manhattan takes its name from an Algonquian Indian word meaning "hilly island." Henry Hudson's haul of fine furs convinced the Dutch to establish their colony at the gateway to the New World, and the island was bought from the Native Americans.

Once settled, New York soon became the crucible of commerce in America, and the steely spirit of New Yorkers was forged fast. The narrative of New York has been marked ever since with the spirit of its inhabitants' fierce independence and individuality.

About the Author


Michael Burgan lives in Chicago, IL.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0792263901
ISBN-13: 9780792263906
Published: National Geographic Children's Books, 04/11/2006
Pages: 112
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 13
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 8th Grade


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