The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser

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

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...

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  • 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. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one accord. I am ...
  • 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 their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I learned so mu...
  • 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 history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline beyond the first May...
  • 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 settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes and extensive bi...
  • 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 of America”). cover122138-mediumAnd that’s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first h...
  • 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 in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our culture....
  • 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 own take, in brief?1. Being written as a British take offers something different from an American ver...

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