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The Mayflower : the families, the voyage, and the founding of America

Author: Rebecca Fraser
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness. But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country. With the aid of exciting contemporary documents, Rebecca Fraser brings to life of an ordinary family, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fraser, Rebecca.
Mayflower.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017026873
(OCoLC)989124127
Named Person: Edward Winslow; Josiah Winslow; Winslow family.; Edward Winslow; Winslow family.; Josiah Winslow
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Fraser
ISBN: 9781250108586 1250108586
OCLC Number: 1008867335
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue: 1676 --
Droitwich --
Leiden --
Leaving Holland --
The voyage --
Land --
Massasoit --
The building of "our town" --
Good farms --
Massachusetts begins --
The Pequot War --
The Pan-Indian Conspiracy --
Leaving for London, 1646 --
Republican England --
Hercules --
Generational change --
The coming of war --
King Philip's War --
Penelope alone: the widow's bed "not priced" --
Penelope's final actions.
Responsibility: Rebecca Fraser.

Abstract:

Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness. But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country. With the aid of exciting contemporary documents, Rebecca Fraser brings to life of an ordinary family, the Winslows, made less ordinary by their responses to the challenges of the New World. The very special relationship between Edward Winslow and Massassoit chief of the Wampanoags is commemorated in the first Thanksgiving. But fifty years later Edward's son Josiah was commander in chief of the New England militias against Massassoit's son in King Philip's War. Written with the pace of an epic, this is a story that is both national but intimate and human, chronicling as the Winslows made the painful decisions that ensured their survival in America.

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