Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Sunday, October 23, 2011

1609 The Forgotten History of Hudson, Amsterdam and New York

Published online in 2009 by the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation, "1609 The Forgotten History of Hudson, Amsterdam and New York," by Geert Mak and Russell Shorto, is a short pamphlet covering the events of 1609 and the legendary voyage that brought Henry Hudson to New York harbor, and a concise review of the early events that initiated the transformation a fledgling settlement at the tip of Manhattan Island into humankind's most unique city.  It can be viewed online and can be reached via this link.

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