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This map of New Amsterdam in 1660 shows Dutch's development. Photo: [HAHS]
Peter Stuyvesant was the last governor of New Amsterdam before the British took over. Photo:[People]

New York's First Blacks (Siwen Liao)
A description of the origins of the first slaves in New York.

New Amsterdam's People of Color (Daniel Panit)
The institution of slavery was not clearly defined under Dutch rule, thus blacks enjoyed "half-freedom."

Slavery Under British Rule (Ryan Liang)
After a hostile takeover by the British, new laws were passed worsening the conditions of black slaves.

Slave Revolt of 1712 & Slave Conspiracy of 1741 (Ryan Liang)
Paranoia and mistrust of blacks led to two very violent attacks against the black population of New York.

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