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

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

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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 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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Title:The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America
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  • Ben House

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn’t the first–Thanksgiving started...

  • Deb

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities...

  • Camille

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That’s what the subtitle says (“The Families, the Voyage and the Founding...

  • Socraticgadfly

    A different perspective, but marredMy own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon.My o...

  • Kristine

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November.Written as a character study within the framework of histo...

  • Janilyn Kocher

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of se...

  • Mariann

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author’s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at th...

  • Roxanne

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this ti...

  • Joshua Kerr

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings....