Mayflower Lives : Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience


Mayflower Lives : Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience

Description

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 shore, and asylum seeker William Bradford. We meet fur trapper John Howland and little Mary More, who was brought as an indentured servant. 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 allowing drinking on Sundays. Epic and intimate, Mayflower Lives is a rich and rewarding book that promises to enthrall anyone with an interest in early American history.


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Details

Author(s)
James Cameron Stewart, Martyn Whittock
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
140 x 168 x 28mm | 227g
Publication date
06 Aug 2019
Publisher
HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
Publication City/Country
Old Saybrook, United States
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1684573181
ISBN13
9781684573189