Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Viking
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 480
Cover Price: $ 29.95

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How did America begin? From this simple question, acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick sets out on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind one of our most sacred national myths: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying book, the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving; instead, it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic and heroic, and still carries meaning for us today.

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The Mayflower Compact was drawn up and signed in 1620 by the males among the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Plymouth was the first Puritan colony in Massachusetts, founded by the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic in 1620 in the Mayflower.