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Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World

Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World

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Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World

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63 pages
1 heure
Sortie:
May 5, 2015
ISBN:
9781504010160
Format:
Livre

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A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a C. S. Lewis Noteworthy book: A rich history of the pilgrim experience, as recorded in real diaries

Nearly four hundred years after the pilgrims left England in search of a better life, their stories still resonate with Americans today. In this account, the pilgrims’ own writings of their adventures and hardships are brought to life for young readers.
 
This touching account shows the pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower, their first meeting with the native people, and the hardships of hunger, illness, and death that they faced during their first winter. Finally, after more than a year in the New World, they celebrate the harvest and truly give thanks.
Sortie:
May 5, 2015
ISBN:
9781504010160
Format:
Livre

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Pilgrim Voices - Shelley Pritchett

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Pilgrim Voices

Our First Year in the New World

Peter and Connie Roop

Illustrated by Shelley Pritchett

For Mother and Father, in gratitude for all the joyous Thanksgiving celebrations we have shared.

Foreword

The story of Plymouth Colony begins around 1606 in the small English village of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, when a group of religious dissidents formed an independent church. They called themselves Saints and were called Separatists by others. At this time, the king of England was the head of the Church of England, and to separate from the Church meant treason. To avoid imprisonment or even death, in 1609 the Separatists fled to the Netherlands, where their religion was tolerated.

The Separatists lived first in Amsterdam and then moved to Leiden, where they were free to worship in their own way. As foreigners, however, their lives were difficult because jobs for them were scarce. Their poverty was such that no other Englishmen would join them. In 1618 a war between Spain and the Netherlands appeared possible, a war the Separatists did not want to be part of. At last, when their children began to act more Dutch than English, the congregation chose to emigrate once again, not to anyplace in Europe but to the new world of America.

After much discussion, the Separatists decided to colonize the northern parts of Virginia (which stretched north to what is now New York) around the mouth of the Hudson River. Negotiations resulted in a patent (grant of land) from the Virginia Company of London. Since the Separatists could not sponsor themselves, they formed a company. Merchants adventured (invested) money, and the colonists or planters adventured themselves. The Separatists planned to be a company for seven years. During this time, the merchants would supply them with necessary goods from England and the colonists would send back valuable goods to sell in

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