Mayflower: From Compact to Constitution

A 400th Anniversary Constitution Week Conference


September 16, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  |  Panel 1- Pilgrims: Faith and Family

  • Polly Ha- "The Puritan Understanding of Independence"
    • Author of The Puritans on Independence
  • Rebecca Fraser- "17th Century Women and the Mayflower"
    • Author of The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Moderated Conversation

  • Nathaniel Philbrick- "Writing the Story of the Mayflower: A Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick"
    • Author of Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Luncheon and Keynote

  • Nick Bunker
    • Author of Making Haste from Babylon:  The Mayflower Pilgrims and their World: A New History

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  |  Panel 2- Mayflower and its Descendents Today

  • Caleb Johnson- "Tracing the Origins of the Mayflower Passengers"
    • Author of The Mayflower and Her Passengers
  • Kevan Barton- "Identity and Community: Pioneer and/or Pilgrim"
    • Lead historian, Utah Society of Mayflower Descendants

September 17, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel 1- Conflict and Cooperation

  • Katherine Grandjean- "Environment, Scarcity, and the Coming of the Pequot War"
    • Author of American Passage



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