Pilgrims In The Mayflower Essay

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Uyen Nguyen
HIST A170
Prof. Brent Rudmann
Annotated Bibliography
Historical Myth
In the early of 17th century, the escape from the religious intolerance of Europe of the English Puritans, also known as Pilgrims, to establish freedom in North America (New England) was always mentioned in the textbook version of early New Englanders. The truth was, however, the Pilgrims did not escape Europe to avoid the religious intolerance and to establish freedom but to be taken all their rights by America 's law at that time until the founding fathers established a separation of church and state, from which religious freedom began shaping.
Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower. New York: 1 Penguin Group, 2006. Print.
Nathaniel Philbrick is an American author descended from a literacy family. In 2000, with publishing In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel won National Book Award. He has written six books on United State history, most of which take place on or by the sea.
2 In the Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Nathaniel
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Most stories about the settle focus on the period after 1620, when the Puritans left the England because of disadvantages of Church of England at that moment. 5 In this book, Bunker takes a distinctly wider view, with about half of the narrative concentrating solely on the Puritan’s British origins and their history in Europe before they made the fateful trip.Following that, the Pilgrims were trying to flee to Holland, charged their leader with being “disobedient in matters of religion” and with being “a Brownist” – also known as Barrowist or Separatist. Also, the Pilgrims realized that their economic future was insecure and that their English way of life – still loved by these religious exiles – was doomed if they remain in Holland. This was the reason that the leader would eventually convince them that they should migrate to the New
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