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Mayflower Compact ≠ democracy

Criticising the Mayflower 400 Citizenship Project The ‘Plymouth 2020 Young People’s Compact legacy’ project takes its name from the ‘Mayflower Compact’ signed on the Mayflower by 41 of the male passengers in November 1620. The project is being billed as schools participating … Continue reading

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EXPLORATION OR EXPLOITATION? THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY

TALK AND DISCUSSION: “THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY – EXPLORATION OR EXPLOITATION?” Sept 2019 They call it The Age of Exploration. It began in the early 15th century and continued into the early 17th century, as feudalism changed to a wage system and … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE HISTORY

Connections and context that are Left out   New England, Caribbean trading links 17th and 18th Centuries While Mayflower 400 claim that their websites’ ‘education pages … are here to help you explore… the wider context of the Mayflower voyage’ there are … Continue reading

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This is an index page for linking historical themes related to the telling of the fuller Mayflower Story and current events. Mayflower Compact ≠ democracy Indigenous Schooling yesterday and today Quiz Answers

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Indigenous Schooling yesterday and today

There are hundreds of thousands of Indigenous children in residential schools around the world today This article first appeared in Intercontinental Cry, September 28, 2018 by Jo Woodman and Alicia Kroemer https://www.survivalinternational.org/articles/3524-residentialschools On September 30, communities across Canada commemorate ‘Orange Shirt … Continue reading

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Teaching Resources & Videos

Teaching Resources Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus  Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus Poster and booklet. By James W. Loewen. 2006; updated 2014. Graphic corrective to the traditional textbook narratives about Columbus. https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/lies-my-teacher-told-me-about-christopher-columbus/   Colonization: … Continue reading

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New England and ‘the swarming of the English’

Although half of the Mayflower passengers were members of a distinct Puritan sect, the ‘Separatists’ (also sometimes referred to as ‘Brownists’), the new region of English settlement in which they established their colony drew more mainstream Puritans and non-Puritan English … Continue reading

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Settler Colonialism Post-Seventeenth Century

  “No Savage should inherit the land” 61 The key aim in the so called Indian Wars, starting with those along the Atlantic Seaboard in the 17th Century, was the acquisition of territory and often involved extermination attempts.  In the … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Discovery

European views on colonialism and slavery Wars of Invasion for the purpose of territorial expansion and enslavement were a feature of Southern, Western and Central European societies going back many centuries. However, the adherence in these areas to a medieval … Continue reading

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