The True Story of the Mayflower Voyage

Caroline Winterer
Caroline Winterer
Stanford University

Caroline Winterer is William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, as well as the Department Chair, at Stanford University. A Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, she also is a recipient of an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution for mapping the social network of Benjamin Franklin. She is the author of several books, including American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason, and her latest, entitled Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to our Digital Era. 


September 16, 2020 was 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.



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