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Russell Shorto

Russell Shorto is the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. In 2004 he completed his best-selling history of the Dutch in New York, titled The Island at the Center of the World, and has been published in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, and other countries.

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The American War for Independence was part of an international trend -- a new focus on the individual led people to new insights, new proclamations and new assertions of rights.  Read >>
The British seize Manhattan from the Dutch—and alter the trajectory of North American history Read >>

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