New World, Inc

New World, Inc

The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers

Book - 2018
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Describes how English merchant adventurers, in search of new markets and trading partners, were the earliest founders of America, with profit as their primary motive.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316307888
0316307882
Characteristics: xxv, 405 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Targett, Simon - Author

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LPL_JakeV Apr 30, 2018

The story of the New World, according to John Butman and Simon Targett, begins not with pilgrims or swashbuckling adventurers, but with sheep. New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers, recasts the nation's early settlers as corporate lackeys in the service of His or Her Majesty.

It's a fascinating look at what happened before Daniel Webster pushed the story of sheep aside and promoted the story of the Pilgrims, in an attempt to quash the emerging slave-based story of cotton.

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