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Author Whittock, Martyn J., author.

Title Mayflower lives : Pilgrims in a new world and the early American experience / Martyn Whittock.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    974.402 WHI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xiii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-295) and index.
Summary "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 already familiar to us through Thanksgiving folklore--Captain Jones, Myles Standish, and Tisquantum (Squanto)--as well as new ones. There is Mary Chilton, the first woman to set foot on Plymouth Rock, and asylum seeker William Bradford. We meet fur trapper John Howland and little Mary More, who was brought as an indentured servant and died that first winter. Then there is Stephen Hopkins, who had already survived one shipwreck and was the only Mayflower passenger with any prior American experience. Decidedly un-puritanical, he kept a tavern and was frequently chastised for offenses ranging from seriously wounding a man to allowing on Sundays."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
Massachusetts -- History -- New Plymouth, 1620-1691.
Mayflower (Ship)
ISBN 9781643131320 (hardcover)
164313132X (hardcover)

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