Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims In A New World And The Early American Experience
- American History
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The voyagers that changed the world
Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the "saints" (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and "strangers" (economic migrants) on the original ship. Collectively, these people would become known to history as "the Pilgrims."
The story of the Pilgrims has taken on a life of its own as one of our founding national myths: their escape from religious persecution, the dangerous transatlantic journey, that brutal first winter. Throughout the narrative, we meet characters familiar to us through Thanksgiving folklore, as well as new ones. Epic and intimate, Mayflower Lives is a rich and rewarding book that promises to enthrall all readers of American history.
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|Release Date:||August 6, 2019|