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By Robert H. von Hasseln,Gerald R. Snyder

ISBN-10: 0738572535

ISBN-13: 9780738572536

within the 1700s, Amsterdam used to be only a small buying and selling village in upstate long island. using its greater place astride severe waterways, the village grew through the westward growth of the early 1800s to turn into an commercial powerhouse. via the 20 th century, Amsterdam had develop into America's prime rug-making middle, nicknamed the "Carpet City," and the 7th biggest urban in long island. Waves of Dutch, German, Irish, Italian, and jap ecu immigrants have been interested in the town for paintings. a few grew to become mill employees whereas others grew to become millionaires. The classic postcards in Amsterdam inform the tale of an American dream created, misplaced, and nonetheless pursued on what used to be America's frontier.

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