Understanding the wider context

The arrival of the Mayflower had a lasting impact on the development of the United States. Key themes of migration, contact, belonging, family, and environment,  provide the contexts through which the motivations and implications of colonial settlement can be addressed and analysed.

Links to academic overviews, an academic interpretation, of each theme can be found in the margin on the right of this page.

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