John Butman: New World, Inc.

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We all learned in grade school that the Pilgrims sailed to North America to escape religious persecution. That's wasn't necessarily the case, explains author John Butman. At least, it certainly isn't the whole story. In fact, the Pilgrim's voyage to the New World was a seventeenth-century entrepreneurial start-up. It was funded by nearly one hundred investors, who expected a profit on their contributed capital.

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