Mayflower Myths

The Mayflower journey was part of Early English Colonialism which involved

  • The invasion of Virginia, New England and the Caribbean and land seizure wars against the Indigenous peoples of North America
  • The economic success of New England through trade with the slave colonies of the Caribbean
  • The establishment of patterns of ‘extravagant’ violence in the Wars conducted against Indigenous Nations that lasted 300 years
  • The establishment of a tradition of sanitizing the story of English colonialism in the Americas

As well as the background context and the details of the journey and settlement, the story of the early years of New England and its links to the Caribbean is needed too.

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