New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers by John Butman, Simon Targett
English | July 5th, 2018 | ASIN: B0792LH2X6, ISBN: 0316307882 | 432 Pages | EPUB | 62.36 MB
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 - woollen cloth - a group of merchants formed arguably the world's first joint-stock company and set out to seek new markets and trading partners. It was a venture that relied on the very latest sciencific innovations and required an extraordinary appetite for risk.