Mayflower Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Preface: The Two Voyages

• The book, Mayflower, explores the first fifty-five years of the Pilgrims' lives in the New World.

• The book goes beyond the story of how the Pilgrims came to the New World and met the Natives Americans.

• The author also covers the many complex and conflicting events that took place in the first fifty-five years.

• The colonists and the Native Americans lived in peace for many years, before a bloody battle, known as King Philip's War, broke out in 1675.

• During this one-year war, about one-third of the towns in New England burned to the ground and over five thousand individuals died.

• Before writing the book, Philbrick had two misconceptions.

• The first misconception was that the Pilgrims symbolized all that was good about America.

• The second misconception was the story about how evil Europeans had killed innocent Indians when they arrived in America.

• Philbrick began to...

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