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Title:
The Mayflower Compact
Author:
Carter, E. J., 1971-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, the early government of the Plymouth Colony, and the document known as the Mayflower Compact.
General Note:
"Heinemann KnowIt"--cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Recording important events -- The Massachusetts state house -- Landing of the Pilgrims -- The Protestant Reformation and the English Reformation -- The Separatists -- The Mayflower -- William Brewster's manor-house -- The governor of Plymouth -- The historian of Plymouth -- Laws and covenants -- Mourt's relation -- Bradford's copy of the Mayflower Compact -- Loyal to the king -- A "civil body politic" -- Preserving unity -- The loss of Bradford's book -- John and Priscilla Alden -- How Thanksgiving became a holiday -- Interview with Betsy Lowenstein -- The Mayflower Compact today -- A model of Plymouth Colony.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 1.0 73884.
ISBN:
9781403408037

9781403434326
Format :
Book

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Summary

Open the pages of this book to get an inside look at the Mayflower Compact. Find out about the Pilgrims who traveled to North America in 1620, the founding of Plymouth Colony, and the important people who helped keep the Colony together. In this book you will also discover: why the Pilgrims decided to write the Mayflower Compact; how the Compact was in effect; and which famous poet caused renewed interest in the Compact.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Carter begins by explaining the difference between primary and secondary sources. He then discusses the reasons the Pilgrims traveled to North America, why they decided to write this Compact, and who signed it, and offers brief biographical sketches of the people who played a significant part in maintaining the colony. Illustrations, maps, and reproductions of the document help focus students' attention on the information presented. An explanation of the Thanksgiving holiday, an interview with an archivist, and information on the living-history museum in Plymouth, MA, are also included. This volume is a reliable source for reports. Articles of Confederation also begins with an explanation of primary documents and concludes with a description of special preservation methods used when storing important documents and the duties of a preservationist. The rest of the book follows the same format as The Mayflower Compact. Average-quality titles for reports, where demand warrants.-Ann Joslin, formerly at Erie County Public Library, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Recording important events
The Massachusetts state house
Landing of the Pilgrims
The Protestant Reformation and the English Reformation
The Separatists
The Mayflower
William Brewster's manor-house
The governor of Plymouth
The historian of Plymouth
Laws and covenants
Mourt's relation
Bradford's copy of the Mayflower Compact
Loyal to the king
A "civil body politic"
Preserving unity
The loss of Bradford's book
John and Priscilla Alden
How Thanksgiving became a holiday
Interview with Betsy Lowenstein
The Mayflower Compact today
A model of Plymouth Colony