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The Resource New world, inc. : the making of America by England's merchant adventurers, John Butman & Simon Targett

New world, inc. : the making of America by England's merchant adventurers, John Butman & Simon Targett

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New world, inc. : the making of America by England's merchant adventurers
Title
New world, inc.
Title remainder
the making of America by England's merchant adventurers
Statement of responsibility
John Butman & Simon Targett
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "Three generations of English merchant adventurers--not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed--were the earliest founders of America. Profit--not piety--was their primary motive. Some seventy years before the Mayflower sailed, a small group of English merchants formed 'The Mysterie, Company, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers for the Discovery of Regions, Dominions, Islands, and Places Unknown,' one of the world's first joint-stock companies. Back then, in the mid-sixteenth century, England was a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe, and it had begun to face a daunting array of social, commercial, and political problems. Struggling with a single export--woolen cloth--the merchants were forced to seek new markets and trading partners, especially as political discord followed the straitened circumstances in which so many English people found themselves. At first the merchants headed east, and dreamed of Cathay--China, with its silks and exotic luxuries. Eventually, they turned west, and so began a new chapter in world history. The work of reaching the New World required the very latest in navigational science as well as an extraordinary appetite for risk. As this absorbing account shows, innovation and risk-taking were at the heart of the settlement of America, as was the profit motive. Trade and business drove English interest in establishing colonies, and determined what happened once their ships reached the New World. The result of extensive archival work and a bold interpretation of the historical record, New World, Inc. draws a portrait of life in London, on the Atlantic, and across the New World that offers a fresh analysis of the founding of America. In the tradition of the best works of history that make us reconsider the past and better understand the present, John Butman and Simon Targett examine the enterprising spirit that inspired European settlement of America and established a national culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that continues to this day."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
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Butman, John
Dewey number
970.01/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E127
LC item number
.B97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Targett, Simon
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  • America
  • Great Britain
  • Colonial companies
  • Great Britain
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New world, inc. : the making of America by England's merchant adventurers, John Butman & Simon Targett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prequel to the pilgrims -- I: Before America, 1551-1574. Waxing cold and in decay ; The lure of Cathay ; The mysterie ; A newe and strange navigation ; An elusive realm -- II: Enterprise, 1574-1604. The last great challenge of the age ; The supposed strait ; Tresor trouvee ; Ilandish empire ; Nova Albion ; To heaven by sea ; Western planting ; Principal navigations ; The old East and the new West -- III: Commonwealth, 1604-1621. Two Virginias ; A public plantation ; First colony ; A stake in the ground ; A weighty voyage -- Forgotten founders
Control code
ocn986956169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316307888
Lccn
2017963936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316307888
  • (OCoLC)986956169
Label
New world, inc. : the making of America by England's merchant adventurers, John Butman & Simon Targett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prequel to the pilgrims -- I: Before America, 1551-1574. Waxing cold and in decay ; The lure of Cathay ; The mysterie ; A newe and strange navigation ; An elusive realm -- II: Enterprise, 1574-1604. The last great challenge of the age ; The supposed strait ; Tresor trouvee ; Ilandish empire ; Nova Albion ; To heaven by sea ; Western planting ; Principal navigations ; The old East and the new West -- III: Commonwealth, 1604-1621. Two Virginias ; A public plantation ; First colony ; A stake in the ground ; A weighty voyage -- Forgotten founders
Control code
ocn986956169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316307888
Lccn
2017963936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316307888
  • (OCoLC)986956169

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