colonial North America we spent some time discussing the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. Several of the students had read Russell Shorto's book The Island in the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America.
Those students, and anyone else interested in Dutch New York, will be happy to know that Shorto is now hosting New Netherland Praatjes, a podcast on the Dutch in 17th-century America.
Learn more about it here.
Hat tip: New York History blog