New York, 'The Island at the Center of the World'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, about the legacy of Dutch settlements in the 17th-century New Netherland colony that would later become New York City. Shorto profiles colonist Adriaen van der Donck, the man who won a municipal charter for the city of New Amsterdam under Dutch rule, and explains why the city of Yonkers bears testament to van der Donck even today.

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