NYC cultural background?

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    Mr. McClanahan,

    After seeing your lecture on Quakers, it seems that somehow NYC missed to be clearly denoted by its cultural origin, after Dutch lost it to the English.. I mean, which English? Quakers? Puritans? Was NYC mostly a Quaker city? Thanks.


    NYC was a cosmopolitan place, with influence from the Dutch, commercial minded English (a solid mix of a variety of interests) and later Germans, Irish, etc. In 1861, there was even talk of NYC seceding from the Union as a “sister city” of the South. Southerners felt betrayed that it did not happen.

    Hope that helps.

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