Peter of New Amsterdam


Experience the early days of New Amsterdam, where Dutch settlers navigated challenges like Native American conflicts, harsh winters, and the quest for self-governance, all while shaping a new community.

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Journey to a time of tumult and transformation with Peter, a young Puritan orphan from Holland. As destiny beckons him to New Amsterdam, the very land that would one day become the bustling heart of New York, Peter finds himself navigating the challenges of a burgeoning colony on the brink of change. Amidst the backdrop of the Anglo-Dutch war, James Otis deftly captures a world in flux, intertwining Peter’s coming-of-age tale with rich depictions of historical events and vibrant customs of the time. Step into Peter’s world, and bear witness to the dramatic shifts of power and identity that would shape the destiny of a great city.

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5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

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Carlo 13pt


77 black and white images

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF



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