A vivid portrait of the trials and tribulations of a new American community, this collection of original documents and firsthand accounts is presented in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in the New World. The chronological entries trace the expedition's planning and launch, its voyage across the Atlantic, the founding of the Pilgrims' settlement, and the events surrounding the first Thanksgiving. Brief Introductions place each item in context.
About the Author
Historian and genealogist Caleb Johnson maintains the website MayflowerHistory.com, a repository of original documentation and resources related to the Pilgrims and the founding of the Plymouth colony. He is the author of the book The Mayflower and Her Passengers.