Episode 17: Simon Boerum

Imperfect Men

On this episode, Cody takes Steve on a journey to the New Netherland colony, as they discuss one of the most obscure signers, Simon Boerum.


  • Schmidt, Benjamin. Innocence Abroad: The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge U. Press, 2001.
  • Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2004.
  • United States Congress. “Simon Boerum.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 29 Aug 2023. https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000591.
  • See pinned tweet for general sources

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