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