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

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

Author: Martyn Whittock
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Book Title
Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience
Author
Martyn Whittock
ISBN
9781643131320
A fresh and revealing history of one of the most seminal events in American history as seen through fourteen diverse and dynamic figures. 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 who collectively became 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 readers of early American history.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Martyn WhittockPublisher: Pegasus BooksPublished: 08/06/2019ISBN: 9781643131320Pages: 320Weight: 1.05lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.20dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/13/2019Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2019Library Journal 07/01/2019 pg. 79
A fresh and revealing history of one of the most seminal events in American history as seen through fourteen diverse and dynamic figures.

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 who collectively became 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 readers of early American history.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Martyn Whittock
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: 08/06/2019
ISBN: 9781643131320
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/13/2019
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2019
Library Journal 07/01/2019 pg. 79
A fresh and revealing history of one of the most seminal events in American history as seen through fourteen diverse and dynamic figures.

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 who collectively became 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 readers of early American history.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Martyn Whittock
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: 08/06/2019
ISBN: 9781643131320
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/13/2019
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2019
Library Journal 07/01/2019 pg. 79