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Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as author Philbrick reveals, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic. The Mayflower's religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for  Read more...
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Named Person: William Bradford; Benjamin Church; Benjamin Church, Soldat.; William Bradford, Politiker.; William Bradford; Benjamin Church
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 0670037605 9780670037605
OCLC Number: 62766154
Description: xvii, 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Discovery: They knew they were pilgrims ; Dangerous shoals and roaring breakers ; Into the void ; Beaten with their own rod ; The heart of winter ; In a dark and dismal swamp ; Thanksgiving --
Part II. Accommodation: The wall ; A ruffling course --
Part III. Community: One small candle ; The ancient mother ; The trial --
Part IV. War: Kindling the flame ; The god of armies ; In a strange way ; The better side of the hedge --
Epilogue: Conscience. Discovery --
Accommodation --
Community --
War.
Other Titles: Story of courage, community, and war.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.
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From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as author Philbrick reveals, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic. The Mayflower's religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for Native Americans, as disease spread by European fishermen devastated their populations. Initially the two groups maintained a fragile working relationship. But within decades, New England erupted into King Philip's War, a savage conflict that nearly wiped out colonists and natives alike, and forever altered the face of the fledgling colonies and the country that would grow from them. Philbrick has fashioned a fresh portrait of the dawn of American history--dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion.--From publisher description.

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