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The Mayflower Papers

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781101201503
Genre : Literary Collections
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The most important personal accounts of the Plymouth Colony, the key sources of Nathaniel Philbrick's New York Times bestseller Mayflower National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick and his father, Thomas Philbrick, present the most significant and readable original works that were used in the writing of Mayflower, offering a definitive look at a crucial era of America's history. The selections include William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" (1651), the most comprehensive of all contemporary accounts of settlement in seventeenth-century America; Benjamin Church's "Entertaining Passages Relating to Philip's War 1716," an eye-opening account from Church's field notes from battle; and much more. Providing explanatory notes for every piece, the editors have vividly re-created the world of seventeenth-century New England for anyone interested in the early history of our nation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Literary Collections

Not On The Mayflower

Author : Dietrich W. Botstiber
ISBN : 9781469101484
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Not on the Mayflower tells about the life of Dietrich W. Botstiber in Austria during the first part of the twentieth century. He describes an Austria of great beauty and bounty that, over those years, diminished in size, culture, wealth and prestige, due in large part to the breakup of the Dual Habsburg Empire, the 1938 Anschluss and the ensuing war. Botstiber witnessed the most unsettling times in Austrian history, and he recounts his own unhappiness in a country that offered him little opportunity to apply his technical skills and interests. Dietrich Botstiber believed that Americans did not fully appreciate the Austrian predicament leading up to World War II. His autobiography goes a long way toward imparting an understanding of the difficult social and economic conditions in Austria during this period. It also tells a story about the cultural life in Vienna during the early decades of the twentieth century, and about the lives of immigrants to the United States who managed to make significant contributions to their adopted country.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mayflower And The Pilgrims New World

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9781101500408
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower! After a dangerous journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower?s passengers were saved from certain destruction with the help of the Natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years a fragile peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Native Americans learned to work together. But when that trust was broken by the next generation of leaders, a conflict erupted that nearly wiped out Pilgrims and Natives alike. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower specifically for younger readers, this edition includes additional maps, artwork, and archival photos.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tea Party Papers Volume Ii

Author : Bill Miller
ISBN : 9781483639222
Genre : History
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Finally buttressed with Natures bounty, fortified with Natures gifts, testifying to Natures truth we must be ready to take a leap in faith. The hardest leap of faith to believe in; is a leap of faith in each other, in the individual. In the end the only way a government of the Individuals, by the Individuals for the Individual can long endure on the face of the Earth. Faith in God alone cannot suffice for such a government to work. It is the most necessary prerequisite for such a government to exist. But it cannot retain it cannot nurture it because the government is a covenant a pact made between God and the individual. If we lose faith in the individual we break the sacred pact. Being granted so many gifts the last act is in our own hands we are the City on the Hill when we believe we are the City on the Hill. When we act the part we are the Light of the world and the Inspiration to the World. It is really simple, if enough individuals carry out this leap of faith, a new critical mass will be reached, and a miracle will turn the tide in our affairs once more and we like the patriots of old will once again fulfill our own self-actualization process and bequeath to our posterity the ability and responsibility to reach their own.
Category: History

Signers Of The Mayflower Compact

Author : Annie Arnoux Haxtun
ISBN : 9780806301730
Genre : Reference
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Biographies of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
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Cut And Assemble Mayflower

Author : A. G. Smith
ISBN : 0486256731
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Build your own authentic replica of the famed Pilgrim ship. Step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams enable beginners and experienced hobbyists to assemble this magnificent 17-inch-long model. Features include fo'c'sle, main deck, half deck, rudder, masts, sails, more. Informative text.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Plymouth Papers

Author : Clifton Snider
ISBN : 0615956912
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The Plymouth Papers is a unique, multilayered historical novel about an American founding myth. It is the story of the Mayflower and the founding of the first permanent colony in New England told from multiple points of view and focusing on one of the most interesting Mayflower passengers, Stephen Hopkins, and his family, particularly his sons, Giles and Caleb, and his daughter, Ruth. It is also the story of the Indians, primarily the Wampanoag, without whom the so-called "Pilgrims" would not have survived. What is unique about the story is that it explores not only the relationship Giles has with his wife, a half-Wampanoag woman, but also the relationships Caleb has with a Wampanoag man and Ruth has with a two-spirit woman-man, Pequas. Needless to say, these characters do their best to hide these relationships from the Puritans, whose penalties for homosexuality include whipping, branding, and even death. The "Plymouth Papers" are discovered on Cape Cod during the Civil War by Caleb Taylor, a book publisher, abolitionist, and self-described devotee of Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne from Boston. The Plymouth Papers are documents from the 17th century written by some of Caleb Taylor's ancestors: journals, memoirs, and letters by Stephen Hopkins, his sons Giles and Caleb, his daughter, Ruth, Giles's wife, Catherine, and her father, Gabriel Whelden. Caleb Taylor transcribes the manuscripts in 1864 with his own running commentary on the war, the government's separate war on the Indians, and his efforts to dissuade his 16-year-old nephew, Paul, from joining the Union Army. Caleb Taylor plans to publish the Papers himself until he makes a startling, and for him, shocking discovery, and it is not about the fact Stephen Hopkins had been shipwrecked in 1609, reprieved from a sentence of death for mutiny, and returned home to find himself a widower who is later recruited by the Separatist Puritans to sail on the Mayflower and help found New Plymouth in 1620. Nor is it about the fact that Caleb's ancestor, Giles Hopkins, married a half-Indian woman, a Wampanoag. Caleb Taylor's discovery has to do with the longest document in the Papers, the confessional memoir by Giles Hopkins. A member of the Church of England, Giles tells the story of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony from a non-Separatist point of view sympathetic to the Indians, who suffer atrocities at the hands of the Puritans. As he and his father recount the tale of the founding of Plymouth and Stephen's role as emissary to the Indians, Giles also remembers those who were persecuted by the Puritans because of their religion (the Anabaptists and the Quakers) and tells the story of those who suffered such punishments as whipping, branding, and even hanging for breaking laws against certain sexual behaviors. When Giles discovers a truth about his younger brother, Caleb, Giles snaps and commits a crime so heinous he sends his brother literally to sea. Eventually Caleb dies on Barbados. The stories are connected in several ways. Each main character lives in a time of injustice, war, and puritanical intolerance and hatred. All are related by blood to each other. All feel sympathy for, even a spiritual connection with, Native Americans. All are involved in controversial or contentious relationships either with a significant other and/or with a family member. And all are thoughtful, educated, spiritual men who, like the men and women they love, are seeking to love and be loved. This is the central theme of the novel, this need to love and be loved.
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The Case Of The Pilgrim S Paper

Author : Caitlind L. Alexander
ISBN :
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“Hey, can you guys help me?” Jamie and Kendall looked up from their homework at the boy that their mom had let into the house. “Do we know you?” Jamie asked him. The boy looked embarrassed to be there. “I’m Steve Richards. My little sister is Sara Richards. She says you guys are good detectives. She told me you run a detective agency for kids.” “Oh, yeah,” Kendall answered. “I knew you looked familiar.” “So what’s up?” Jamie asked as she motioned toward a nearby chair. Steve took a seat before he began. “Well, we’re kind of new in the neighborhood,” Steve started. “We don’t really know everyone yet, including Peter Markham.” “Oh no!” Jamie exclaimed. “What has Peter done now?” “He sold me this,” Steve said, holding up a piece of paper. “He said it was an authentic document from history. It’s supposed to be written by one of the pilgrims. I checked and the spelling looks right. The signatures do too. Peter even showed me a picture of the Mayflower Compact in a book and I compared the signatures and words to it.” Is the paper what Peter says it is? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do. Similar to the old Encyclopedia Brown mysteries, these short mysteries give kids all the clues they need to solve the mystery, before revealing the answer on the last page, helping kids learn common sense and attention to detail. Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Case Of The Pilgrim S Paper A 15 Minute Brodericks Mystery

Author : Caitlind L. Alexander
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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kendall and Jamie Broderick, mystery, detective, case, 15-minute book, solve it yourself, encyclopedia brown Tommy Watkins rode up to the Broderick house on his bike. He was breathing hard. Sweat was running down his face, but Tommy didn’t seem to care. “Hi Tommy,” Jamie said. Tommy was in her class at school. “Someone stole my science experiment,” Tommy wailed. “You guys solve mysteries. I need your help. If I don’t get those pellets back before tomorrow I won’t be able to finish. Then I won’t have a chance to win the science fair prize.” Tommy looked as if he was ready to cry. “What is the prize?” Jamie asked. “It’s a new computer,” he answered. “I was counting on it. My mom can’t afford to buy us a computer since my dad died,” he explained. “It takes forever to get time on the computer at the library. I really need it.” Who took Tommy’s science experiment, and can Kendall and Jamie prove it? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do. Similar to the old Encyclopedia Brown series, kids get to test their wits and powers of observation against our detectives. These books help kids learn the vital skills of logic and attention to detail in a fun, easy way. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Tea Party Papers Volume I Second Edition

Author : Bill Miller
ISBN : 9781477154045
Genre : History
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Our American government began with a revolutionary idea. Alexis de Tocqueville called the evolutionary process of revolution wherein society evolves and institutes sweeping changes in government. The government of the United States was the most unique creation of human history since it was an actual collaboration between Nature and the Individual, for Nature and the Individual, with the express purpose of facilitating and improving that relationship. It took all of humanitys history, its successes and failures along with Natures tools of inspiration and evolution for the conception to manifest itself, until a government of the Individuals, by the Individuals, for the Individual, had come into being. The individual citizens of the United Colonies were living in a state of grace with nature and the society they made up created a clear mirror image of themselves, including internal equilibriums intended to preserve their self actualization process. A few years later, another revolution took place, one de Tocqueville would call the political kind. This revolution occurred in France, it would be the precursor for many other modern revolutions wherein one Centralized Collective Authority replaces another and where government attempts to impose its will on society. Today, in America this spiritual battle continues. On one side is the Tea Party Patriots carrying on the spiritual tradition of our Founders and Framers, on the other side those who look toward the archaic Eurocentric and Asiatic concepts of an all powerful Centralized Collective Authority.
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American State Papers

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : UCBK:C040231790
Genre : Archives
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The Mayflower Program Book

Author : Jeanette Perkins Brown
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CR61118338
Genre : Week-day church schools
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The Women Who Came In The Mayflower

Author : Annie Russell Marble
ISBN : 9781465526410
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December weather in New England, even at its best, is a test of physical endurance. With warm clothes and sheltering homes today, we find compensations for the cold winds and storms in the exhilarating winter sports and the good cheer of the holiday season. The passengers of The Mayflower anchored in Plymouth harbor, three hundred years ago, lacked compensations of sports or fireside warmth. One hundred and two in number when they sailed,—of whom twenty-nine were women,—they had been crowded for ten weeks into a vessel that was intended to carry about half the number of passengers. In low spaces between decks, with some fine weather when the open hatchways allowed air to enter and more stormy days when they were shut in amid discomforts of all kinds, they had come at last within sight of the place where, contrary to their plans, they were destined to make their settlement. At Plymouth, England, their last port in September, they had “been kindly entertained and courteously used by divers friends there dwelling,” but they were homeless now, facing a new country with frozen shores, menaced by wild animals and yet more fearsome savages. Whatever trials of their good sense and sturdy faith came later, those days of waiting until shelter could be raised on shore, after the weeks of confinement, must have challenged their physical and spiritual fortitude. There must have been exciting days for the women on shipboard and in landing. There must have been hours of distress for the older and the delight in adventure which is an unchanging trait of the young of every race. Wild winds carried away some clothes and cooking-dishes from the ship; there was a birth and a death, and occasional illness, besides the dire seasickness. John Howland, “the lustie young man,” fell overboard but he caught hold of the topsail halyard which hung extended and so held on “though he was sundry fathoms under water,” until he was pulled up by a rope and rescued by a boat-hook. Recent research has argued that the captain of The Mayflower was probably not Thomas Jones, with reputation for severity, but a Master Christopher Jones of kindlier temper. The former captain was in Virginia, in September, 1620, according to this account. With the most generous treatment which the captain and crew could give to the women, they must have been sorely tried. There were sick to be nursed, children to be cared for, including some lively boys who played with powder and nearly caused an explosion at Cape Cod; nourishment must be found for all from a store of provisions that had been much reduced by the delays and necessary sales to satisfy their “merchant adventurers” before they left England. They slept on damp bedding and wore musty clothes; they lacked exercise and water for drink or cleanliness. Joyful for them must have been the day recorded by Winslow and Bradford,—“On Monday the thirteenth of November our people went on shore to refresh themselves and our women to wash, as they had great need.”
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Machiavelli And The Mayflower

Author : Bob Gillespie
ISBN : 9782953386707
Genre : Elite (Social sciences)
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