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.
The Mayflower Review
- January 1, 1970Janilyn KocherThe 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 settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes and extensive bibliography. This book is great for historians or history enthusiasts. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.more
- January 1, 1970DebI 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. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one accord. I am related to a lot of these people...Brooke, Winslow, Waldegrave, Arnold, White. Thank you so much for letting me see their joys, their struggles.more
- January 1, 1970Joshua KerrI 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.
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