Poor Henry Hudson

July 15, 2009
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Jessica DuLong

Poor Henry. After NOT discovering a passage to China on the Hudson River, he tries to cross the Arctic, gets locked in the ice for 7 months, until finally his crew mutinies and casts him, his son, and a handful of scurvy-plagued sailors adrift in a small boat in Canada, never to be seen again.

He never knew his influence–that globalization began with him.

Peter Mancall on The Daily Show, July 14, 2009