Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Coolest Thing I Learned In Class This Week


The Dutch East India Company kept plentiful accounting records, but they are so inaccurate that historians won't use them to run the numbers. Instead, historians tally the bills of lading of individual Company ships.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who were they trying to fool with their inaccurate records? Was it a tax dodge?

11:30 PM  

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