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The Journey Of The Mayflower

Author : Alan Smith
ISBN : 9781448851867
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tells the story of the journey of the Mayflower, from the religious persecution of the pilgrims in England to their discovery of land suitable for establishing a colony.


Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 1101218835
Genre : History
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"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages." --The New York Times Book Review Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history New York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English colonists and natives alike. These events shaped the existing communites and the country that would grow from them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mayflower Or Sketches Of Scenes And Characters Among The Descendants Of The Pilgrims

Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
ISBN : UOM:39015004956218
Genre : American fiction
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If You Sailed On The Mayflower

Author : Ann McGovern
ISBN : 059008738X
Genre : History
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Questions and answers describe the voyage of the Mayflower and the Pilgrim's first year in the New World.

The Mayflower

Author : Susan Whitehurst
ISBN : 082395806X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses what it would have been like to be on the Mayflower on the journey to America, including the passengers, life at sea during the voyage, and conditions.

The Mayflower

Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
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The Women Who Came In The Mayflower

Author : Annie Russell Marble
ISBN : 9781465526410
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December weather in New England, even at its best, is a test of physical endurance. With warm clothes and sheltering homes today, we find compensations for the cold winds and storms in the exhilarating winter sports and the good cheer of the holiday season. The passengers of The Mayflower anchored in Plymouth harbor, three hundred years ago, lacked compensations of sports or fireside warmth. One hundred and two in number when they sailed,—of whom twenty-nine were women,—they had been crowded for ten weeks into a vessel that was intended to carry about half the number of passengers. In low spaces between decks, with some fine weather when the open hatchways allowed air to enter and more stormy days when they were shut in amid discomforts of all kinds, they had come at last within sight of the place where, contrary to their plans, they were destined to make their settlement. At Plymouth, England, their last port in September, they had “been kindly entertained and courteously used by divers friends there dwelling,” but they were homeless now, facing a new country with frozen shores, menaced by wild animals and yet more fearsome savages. Whatever trials of their good sense and sturdy faith came later, those days of waiting until shelter could be raised on shore, after the weeks of confinement, must have challenged their physical and spiritual fortitude. There must have been exciting days for the women on shipboard and in landing. There must have been hours of distress for the older and the delight in adventure which is an unchanging trait of the young of every race. Wild winds carried away some clothes and cooking-dishes from the ship; there was a birth and a death, and occasional illness, besides the dire seasickness. John Howland, “the lustie young man,” fell overboard but he caught hold of the topsail halyard which hung extended and so held on “though he was sundry fathoms under water,” until he was pulled up by a rope and rescued by a boat-hook. Recent research has argued that the captain of The Mayflower was probably not Thomas Jones, with reputation for severity, but a Master Christopher Jones of kindlier temper. The former captain was in Virginia, in September, 1620, according to this account. With the most generous treatment which the captain and crew could give to the women, they must have been sorely tried. There were sick to be nursed, children to be cared for, including some lively boys who played with powder and nearly caused an explosion at Cape Cod; nourishment must be found for all from a store of provisions that had been much reduced by the delays and necessary sales to satisfy their “merchant adventurers” before they left England. They slept on damp bedding and wore musty clothes; they lacked exercise and water for drink or cleanliness. Joyful for them must have been the day recorded by Winslow and Bradford,—“On Monday the thirteenth of November our people went on shore to refresh themselves and our women to wash, as they had great need.”

The Mayflower And Her Passengers

Author : Caleb H. Johnson
ISBN : 1462822371
Genre : History
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When the Mayflower embarked on her famous voyage to America in 1620, she was carrying 102 passengers. To most, they are simply known as the Pilgrims. Perhaps the name of Governor William Bradford, Elder William Brewster, or Captain Myles Standish are vaguely familiar; but the vast majority of the Mayflower passengers have remained anonymous and nameless. In The Mayflower and Her Passengers, I have attempted to resurrect the unique individuality of each passenger by providing short biographies for each person or family group. Also included is a groundbreaking new biography of the Mayflower ship itself.

Life On The Mayflower

Author : Jessica Gunderson
ISBN : 9781404867192
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn what daily life was like for the pilgrims on the Mayflower as they traveled to the New World.

Signers Of The Mayflower Compact

Author : Annie Arnoux Haxtun
ISBN : 9780806301730
Genre : Reference
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Biographies of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

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