Category Dutch History

Numismatics for Historians

For whatever reason or reasons, I never had a history teacher who mentioned numismatics, the study of old coins, as a legitimate historical pursuit. Coin collecting falls into the category of antiquarianism, that pedantic collecting and assembling of old things. For the different between history and antiquarianism, I can recommend the works of Arnaldo Momigliano. […]

Runaway Slave – Speaks Good Dutch

“Speaks Good Dutch” was a common descriptor for runaway slave advertisements in New York state in the 18th century. 

New Netherland Institute/ AADAS Lectures Online

The New Netherland Institute has posted the audio from lectures at our recent conference in Albany, NY. I spoke about Dutch Americans and slavery, through the story of Charles Liernur, a Dutch-born Confederate engineer. The audio of my lecture can be found here.