The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies

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Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift from New Amsterdam to New York after the English takeover, implications for economic freedom for women, the establishment of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers, consequences of Bacon's rebellion, and general colonial American economics and demographics.

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