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.

Jaap Jacobs on Founding New Amsterdam
Jaap Jacobs, author and professor at Ohio University, recounts the history of the people who settled and founded New Amsterdam.


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