Newport 17th- century demography


[...] both the Massachusetts Bay and the Plymouth Colony were organized as joint-stock companies. [...]

In the first great Atlantic migration, up to twenty-five thousand came to New England between 1630 and 1643. How to settle these people in so vast a wilderness in so short a time. [...]

Source: John Steele Gordon, “The Business of America”, American Heritage (1992): 18-20.

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