The Mayflower: A Captivating Guide to a Cultural Icon in the History of the United States of America and the Pilgrims' Journey from E By Captivating History Cover Image
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Did you know that not every passenger aboard the Mayflower was a Pilgrim?

In fact, of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower, only about 40 were fleeing England for religious reasons. And if you want to learn more fascinating facts about this cultural icon, keep reading...

The Reformation brought sweeping changes across Europe. In England, that led to the formation of a small congregation of radicals known as the Separatists. These were ordinary farmers and craftsmen who simply didn't believe in the Anglican Church, and they found themselves hounded out of their own country like criminals.

So began their quest to find a new home-a home where they could be safe and free. A home where they could raise their children in peace. A home where they could practice their beliefs without fear of persecution. But in order to make that happen, the Pilgrims had to face many insurmountable obstacles.

The story of the Pilgrims is one of unimaginable odds. Somehow, they had to finance their voyage and then survive it. Finally, they would have to establish a colony in uncharted territory and find a way to make peace with its inhabitants, who were by no means happy to have their homes invaded.

There are so many things to learn about the Mayflower's voyage, and just a few of them include:

  • The personalities of the fascinating individuals who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower
  • The changes in Europe that led to the Pilgrims' voyage
  • Where the Pilgrims fled to before boarding the Mayflower
  • How the Pilgrims financed their voyage
  • Why the Pilgrims set sail with only one ship instead of two
  • How conflict grew between the Saints and Strangers aboard the Mayflower
  • Why the Pilgrims didn't land at the mouth of the Hudson River as they had planned
  • How the Mayflower Compact became the world's first attempt at democracy
  • How one Native American made it possible for peace to exist between the Wampanoag and the colonists
  • And much, much more

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781637163962
ISBN-10: 1637163967
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 110
Language: English