Monday, October 26, 2015

The Pilgrims' First Winter

Conclusion of our series on The Pilgrims Settle Plymouth.  The Mayflower Compact having been concluded, the Pilgrims construct their rude settlement and attempt to survive the winter of 1620-1621.  The weather was mild for Massachusetts but severe compared to Holland.  The Pilgrims had been weakened by the privations of their voyage and by the exploratory phase of their undertaking; death ensued.  Their settlement did not begin until December! 

While not so much in fashion now, their values formed a huge part of the beginning of American civilization.


Don't forget The Basic History Library (free).