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The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621   By: (1845-1908)

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In "The Mayflower and Her Log", Azel Ames provides readers with a detailed and captivating account of the historic journey of the Mayflower from July 15, 1620, to May 6, 1621. Ames expertly weaves together firsthand accounts, historical documents, and his own analysis to create a comprehensive and engaging narrative of this pivotal moment in American history.

One of the standout aspects of Ames' work is his attention to detail. He provides readers with a vivid and immersive look into the daily struggles and triumphs of the Pilgrims as they crossed the Atlantic and established their new colony. Ames' meticulous research shines through in his descriptions of the harsh conditions aboard the Mayflower, the interactions between the passengers and crew, and the challenges faced upon arriving in the New World.

Additionally, Ames does an excellent job of presenting a balanced perspective on the voyage of the Mayflower. While he acknowledges the courage and determination of the Pilgrims, he also does not shy away from discussing the hardships, conflicts, and tragedies that occurred during the journey and upon reaching Plymouth. This nuanced portrayal adds depth and richness to the story, making it feel both authentic and relevant to modern readers.

Overall, "The Mayflower and Her Log" is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about this seminal moment in American history. Azel Ames' comprehensive and thoughtful exploration of the Mayflower's journey will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for the courage and resilience of the Pilgrims who embarked on this historic voyage.

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July 15, 1620 May 6, 1621 Chiefly from Original Sources

By AZEL AMES, M.D. Member of Pilgrim Society, etc.

"Next to the fugitives whom Moses led out of Egypt, the little shipload of outcasts who landed at Plymouth are destined to influence the future of the world." JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL


O civilized humanity, world wide, and especially to the descendants of the Pilgrims who, in 1620, laid on New England shores the foundations of that civil and religious freedom upon which has been built a refuge for the oppressed of every land, the story of the Pilgrim "Exodus" has an ever increasing value and zest. The little we know of the inception, development, and vicissitudes of their bold scheme of colonization in the American wilderness only serves to sharpen the appetite for more.

Every detail and circumstance which relates to their preparations; to the ships which carried them; to the personnel of the Merchant Adventurers associated with them, and to that of the colonists themselves; to what befell them; to their final embarkation on their lone ship, the immortal MAY FLOWER; and to the voyage itself and to its issues, is vested to day with, a supreme interest, and over them all rests a glamour peculiarly their own... Continue reading book >>

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