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By Craig Steven Wilder
In this social history of Brooklyn, Craig Steven Wilder contends that power relations are the starting point for understanding the area’s turbulent racial dynamics. He explores the evolution of the Brooklyn ghetto and uses Brooklyn as a lens through which to view larger issues in America.
BREUCKELEN 1679: VOYAGE TO NEW NETHERLAND
by Andrés Vera Martínez
A graphic novel inspired by an illustrated 17th century travel dairy written by the Dutch explorer Jasper Danckaerts, Breuckelen: 1679, reinterprets the journal using contemporary , highly accessible story telling, and suggests a way of viewing history as fluid, personal, and continually relevant.
By Clark Wissler
The Children’s Guide to Historic Houses in New York City by Sara Beth Hobel
Includes interactive stories, architecture, and fun history about the Historic House Trust’s 19 houses. Featuring the Wyckoff Farmhouse. 88 pages.
Genealogical records of the Wyckoff family in America dating back to Pieter and Grietje in the 17th Century. Compatible with PC and Mac computers.
By Morton Wagman
24 pages. The most comprehensive and well-researched biography of Wyckoff progenitor Pieter Claessen from his arrival in New Amsterdam in 1637 to his death in 1694.
A gorgeous, illustrated book depicting the ecological history of Manhattan through period maps, archeological discoveries, and computational geography. It’s difficult to imagine what Manhattan would have looked like to its explorers—before the skyscrapers, the crowded sidewalks and the busy intersections. Although the lush forests, rolling hills and streams have disappeared, this work aims to bring this wild island to life through text, maps, illustrations and computer visualizations.