America Before America: 400 Years (Today) Since the Mayflower

Caroline Winterer – Stanford University

September 16, 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s departure from England to America. Today, that event — and the Pilgrims’ land at Plymouth Rock — is one of the most iconic moments in American history. But what’s real? What is just legend? And how do we know the difference? Join us for a look backward at America long before it was the United States of America.