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Colonies in America: Commerce, Business, and the Economy

New York

Sources included here are specific to New York but looking at particular well-known and prominent families like the Van Rensselaers would also be a good avenue to understand the history. Some of the resources devoted to New England may also touch on New York. In researching the history of New York colonial economic development, it might be helpful to also research the history of Dutch trade External. Books that cover the history of the state will provide a broader perspective but also include discussions that are trade, industry, and economic in nature. The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.