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New York, one of the thirteen original colonies, had a Dutch-English heritage. Characterized from its inception for religious and ethnic diversity, New York was captured from the Dutch by the English. After reverting back to the Dutch, the colony finally capitulated to the English under generous terms which maintained established commerce. The American Revolution ultimately led to the end of British colonialism for New York and the forming of our independent nation.


Munch, Janet Butler, “New York,” In Colonialism: An International, Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia. Eds. Melvin E. Page, and Penny M. Sonnenburg. Vol. 2. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003: p. 419.



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