MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

The Castello Plan, New Amsterdam in 1660

The Gideon, carrying 291 enslaved Africans, arrived at the Great Dock in 1664. Africans did most of the labor needed by the Dutch West India Company in New Amsterdam.

Source: © Collection of the New-York Historical Society/Bridgeman Art Library

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