The power of trade (or, don’t steal the corn!)

I'm reading "Mayflower' by Nathaniel Philbrick. It's about the Pilgrims founding Plymouth, Massachusetts. Only, it had already been found.Half of the folks who boarded the Mayflower died before they arrived in the New Word. The ones who staggered on to land were hungry, sick and ill equipped to survive the harsh New England winter. Couple [...]