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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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THE MIDDLE COLONIES

1609

Henry Hudson explores Atlantic coast in the vessel Half Moon.

1610s

Private Dutch “Voorcompanien” explores and trades in “North” River.

1621

Netherlands West India Company (WIC) receives charter.

1624

Walloon” (French-speaking Belgian) families settle in Dutch holdings.

1626

WIC director, Pieter Minuit, purchases “Manhattan” Island.

1628

“Patroonships” allow massive land grants to individuals.

1638

Swedish-Dutch capitalized company establishes “New Sweden.”

1638

WIC surrenders many monopoly privileges and allows private companies to trade.

1640–46

“Kieft's War” pits Dutch colonists against Indians.

1647

Arrival of new director, Petrus Stuyvesant.

1651

English “Rump” parliament passes the first Navigation Acts to combat Dutch ...

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