In the 17th century European nations expanded into the world. Their trading posts dotted the newly detailed maps of coastal Africa and the Far East. Their colonies shaded even the unmapped and unknown illustrations of the Americas. The Short Docs here talk about the world as it was transformed, place-by-place.

Firth Fabend on The Lives of Women in New Netherland
Dr. Firth Fabend, author and historian, answers our questions 'What was life like for women in New Netherland?' and 'How was English law different from Dutch law in regards to women's rights?'


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