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The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

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Nticing and endlessly interesting He built a home and a family and his remarkable friendship with King Massassoit Chief of the Wampanoags is part of the legend of Thanksgiving Yet fifty years later Edward’s son Josiah was commanding the New England militias against Massassoit’s son in King Philip’s War The Mayflower is an intensely human portrait of the Winslow family written with the pace of an epic Rebecca Fraser details domestic life in the seventeenth century the histories of brave and vocal Puritan women and the contradictions between generations as fathers and sons made the painful decisions which determined their future in Ameri. Beautifully written with lots of detail This is not a uick read but written for a longer thoughtful read It takes the reader through the reason why they came here to how they got here and what they did once they got here

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From acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser comes a vivid narrative history of the Mayflower and of the Winslow family who traveled to America in search of a new world“There is nothing sleep inducing about the chronicle crafted by Ms FraserThere isto the Pilgrims’ story― to American identity and character―than our Thanksgiving rituals and reveries” ― Wall Street JournalThe voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history But the poorly euipped group of English Puritans who ventured across the Atlantic in the early autumn of 1620 had no sense they would pass into. I found out six months ago that I'm a Mayflower descendant Who knew I've been digging around to find a book that explained it all to me WOW this book is super great and explains a lot about the British persecution of those who didn't want to follow like lemmings on what the British governmentkings were doing to people There is so much her in this book I have been highlighting a lot of it for my grandkids to read too VERY understandable

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Legend They had eighty casks of butter and two dogs but no cattle for milk meat or ploughing They were ill prepared for the brutal journey and the new land that few of them could comprehend But the Mayflower story did not end with these Pilgrims’ arrival on the coast of New England or their first uncertain years as settlers Rebecca Fraser traces two generations of one ordinary family and their extraordinary response to the challenges of life in America Edward Winslow an apprentice printer fled England and then Holland for a life of religious freedom and opportunity Despite the intense physical trials of settlement he found America exotic e. Talking to the Ground ill prepared for the brutal journey and the new land that few of them could comprehend But the Mayflower story did not end with these Pilgrims’ arrival on the coast of New England or their first uncertain years as settlers Rebecca Fraser traces two generations of one ordinary family and their extraordinary response to the challenges of life Being in the Jungle in America Edward Winslow an apprentice printer fled England and then Holland for a life of religious freedom and opportunity Despite the Super 8 (Motel 6, intense physical trials of settlement he found America exotic e.


12 thoughts on “The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

  1. says:

    I found out six months ago that I'm a Mayflower descendant Who knew I've been digging around to find a book that explained it all to me WOW this book is super great and explains a lot about the British persecution of those who didn't want to follow like lemmings on what the British governmentkings were doing to people There is so much her in this book I have been highlighting a lot of it for my grandkids to read too VERY understandable


  2. says:

    Instead of being called The Mayflower it should be called The Winslow's The reading kept jumping around But I gave up reading the book after the author had made the statement that Samoset was a Wampanoag sachem Make no mistake Samoset was an Abenaki At that point I had to ask myself how many mistakes were there so I just stopped reading it


  3. says:

    It takes some time to sort through and digest the wealth of information found in The Mayflower The story tends to jump around making it difficult to tie events together and so many names are introduced that it becomes hard to understand their relationship to each other The writing style often makes you feel like you are reading historical fiction which in my opinion is not all bad for such a heavy subject A time line to follow would be helpful along with a chart of the many people involved and their relationship to each other


  4. says:

    This is a terrific book that skillfully weaves family history with the story of the Plymouth Colony particularly early relations with the native population and ultimately the conflicts and war that followed I especially appreciated the backdrop of English history that provides the context for the Puritan migration relations with investors the Crown and the Massachusetts Bay Colony The chapters on London in 1646 and Republican England help put this story in context and have been mostly left out of other histories of New England Fraser develops a compelling narrative using first hand accounts probate records and a wide variety of other sources The reader get new insights into how first and second generation Pilgrims and Indians lived beside and with each other and how early good relations deteriorated I couldn't put it down We need work like this


  5. says:

    A very good and comprehensive account from the Pilgrim's trip from Leiden to the Americas to the decades following the end of the devastating King Philip's War a war most Americans are not familiar with Fraser provides a very candid review of relations between the numerous Indian nations and the English colonists and how relations deteriorated as the colonists took and land and cheated Indians especially as the first generation gave way to the second and third I appreciated the historical honesty regarding the commercial transformation that overtook in large measure the religious purpose of separation from what Puritans considered to be religious corruption and their persecution within the English church I have often wondered how the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony differed from the Puritans of Plymouth and Fraser makes it clear Her writing is clear and sharp and one criticism is the long sections on England when I began to lose track of people and relationships But as a descendent of a Mayflower passenger as well as 1630s Puritans I really enjoyed the book


  6. says:

    In 1607 Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America Plymouth would follow thirteen years later American schoolchildren have learned for centuries about the Pilgrims crossing the Atlantic on the Mayflower and establishing the first settlement in what would become New England In The Mayflower author Rebecca Fraser looks at the founding of the Plymouth Colony thorough the story of Edward Winslow and his familyFraser discusses the religious economic and social reasons why both King James and the Pilgrims wanted the latter to establish a colony on the Eastern Seaboard of North America The preparations and the voyage across the Atlantic are recalled and the author notes the traits of the type of the community the Pilgrims founded with the Mayflower Compact that would shape the character of New England The Pilgrims of course faced numerous hardships in the early years and their relations with the Native Americans of the region are chronicledThe volume shows how New England before even the midpoint of the seventeenth century already had the sense of being a separate polity from the mother country—independence if not inevitable would have strong support in time The reader also gets a glimpse of the momentous happenings in England during the mid seventeenth century as many of the colonists returned either for business or to liveThe Mayflower follows the story of what became southern New England all the way through King Philip's War in the 1670s and the book closes by telling how the lives of those related to Winslow and of other important original Plymouth settlers ended The book would be a rewarding read for anyone interested in American colonial history


  7. says:

    Beautifully written with lots of detail This is not a uick read but written for a longer thoughtful read It takes the reader through the reason why they came here to how they got here and what they did once they got here


  8. says:

    Very interesting and enlightening read about the voyagers on the Mayflower before the leaving of England and as they settle their new home land


  9. says:

    A well written and fascinating insight into the Mayflower and the settlement of New England By looking at these momentous events through the lens of one particular family the Winslows we explore the motivation for emigration to the New World the kind of settlement which occurred there and how this developed over time Because Edward Winslow was such a key player in the development of Plymouth Colony he provides an excellent platform from which to explore wider issues regarding the establishment of the 'godly' colonies of New England relationships with Native Peoples and also with the changing political scene back in England that had slid into Civil War in the 1640s A very interesting read indeed


  10. says:

    Excellent thank you


  11. says:

    Great story spoiled by poor writing Too many cliches sloppy editing Reads like a script for a tv documentary not a proper history


  12. says:

    excellent prompt reply nice book


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