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I. New York State

Federal state in the northeast of the United States; capital Albany, New York. It was founded in 1626 as the Dutch trading colony of “New Netherlands,” renamed New York in 1664 after the conquest by Great Britain. A founding colony of the United States, it signed the Declaration of Independence on Jul 9, 1776. During the colonial period, Protestant religious groups predominated, and Judaism was tolerated. Until t…

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Wilhelm, Cornelia, “New York”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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