Mayflower Bastard: A Stranger Among the Pilgrims

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Macmillan, 2004/04/12 - 262 ページ

David Lindsay, researching old records to learn details of the life of his ancestor, Richard More, soon found himself in the position of the Sorcerer's Apprentice-wherever he looked for one item, ten more appeared. What he found illuminated not only More's own life but painted a clear and satisfying picture of the way the First Comers, Saints and Strangers alike, set off for the new land, suffered the voyage on the Mayflower, and put down their roots to thrive on our continent's northeastern shore. From the story, Richard emerges as a man of questionable morals, much enterprise, and a good deal of old-fashioned pluck, a combination that could get him into trouble-and often did. He lived to father several children, to see, near the end of his life, a friend executed as a witch in Salem, and to be read out of the church for unseemly behavior. Mayflower Bastard lets readers see history in a new light by turning an important episode into a personal experience.

 

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MAYFLOWER BASTARD: A Stranger Among the Pilgrims

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Richard More is a distant cousin of Lindsay's (The Patent Files, 1999), a First Comer on the Mayflower who grew up to be a bigamous debauchee, and this is his tale: a mostly jolly entertainment that ... レビュー全文を読む

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I imagine that if you really looked, you'd find Mayflower descendants "very thick upon the ground" in the US. Perhaps they have a higher status if they have stayed close to home, and can thus impress ... レビュー全文を読む

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SWAN SONG
1
RELIGIOUS COMPANY
21
THE PROMISED LAND
35
A MOTHERS WISH
51
TO SEA
67
PROVIDENCE AND DESIRE
87
A FAMILIST AFFAIR
102
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF RICHARD MORE
115
BATTLES LARGE AND SMALL
158
UNDER WATCHFUL EYES
175
HYPOCRISY UNMASKD
189
HYSTERIA
202
STONE REMAINS
214
NOTES
219
PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
243
INDEX
251

THE BELL
125
THE QUAKER CRISIS
142

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David Lindsay has previously published several books, including The Patent Files: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Invention and Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America's Show Inventors . He has also written for New York Press, American Heritage, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal and The American Experience. In addition to being a successful historian, he is also a founding member of the music groups the Klezmatics and They Might Be Giants. David Lindsay lives in New York City

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