Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple by Gloria Waldron Hukle is the well researched journey of a l7th century immigrating Dutch family. The author, an llth generation descendant of Resolved Waldron invites the reader to old New Amsterdam where the Waldron family lives on the corner of what is today Broadway and Wall Street. As sheriff for the Dutch governor,Peter Stuyvesant, Waldron will be sent to arrest English merchant, John Bowne. Without ever knowing it, these two men make their mark on the pages of history headlined "Religious Freedom".
From the steep porch of the New Amsterdam Waldron house they watch slaves work the gardens of the Dutch West India farm. Here not far from the planked wall that would one day mark the financial capitol of the world, they begin their new life.
Long before the meaning of cultural diversity becomes an expression of our time 300 years later these early settlers of New York struggle to make a home amid a raw new world infused with all that is different.
They were but a few of Americas first immigrants and this is their story.