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Instant Expert: The Mayflower

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HISTORY introduces INSTANT EXPERT, an exciting new line of titles offering on-the-spot knowledge to students and lifelong learners on a wide variety of topics.

The epic saga of the pilgrims and their journey to and colonization of the New World is one of the fundamental narratives of our nation. Yet the true tale of this determined band of English Separatists bears little resemblance to the popular myth portrayed in grade school pageants. HISTORY takes a definitive look at the incredible pilgrimage that brought these unlikely pioneers who endured religious persecution in their homeland and endless perils on the Atlantic to the alien shores of a new continent in The Mayflower. From their treacherous ocean passage to their struggle to survive through winter, HISTORY explores the true story of the pilgrims, including their relationship with the Native Americans, their historic first Thanksgiving and how the colony's saga continued in the decades after their fateful voyage.

BONUS FEATURES: Interactive Quiz, Study Guide Featuring Discussion Questions, Activities and more!

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  • Actors: Not provided
  • Directors: History
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003EQN630
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,779 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Dennis Souther on August 8, 2010
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BEWARE: History Channel's, "Quick Guide to the Mayflower" is EXACTLY the same as History Channel's, "Desperate Crossing: the Untold story of the Mayflower". They just took the later movie, gave it a new name and added a quiz at the end. For those of you who may be collecting Mayflower data for historical purposes or teaching, there are exactly the same! It's very deceptive to take one movie and change the cover and name and push it off as a "new product".

They movie itself is excellent, don't get me wrong - just want to point out they are both the same thing under a different title. - should review the products they are selling and they would have realized this and warned consumers! Wish would contact me about this.
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If you want the REAL story of the Mayflower Pilgrims - here it is FINALLY! SO well acted and SO well shot I swore I was there! I am VERY fussy about my Mayflower history portrayals - 12 of my ancestors were on that frightening voyage. Six of them signed the Mayflower Compact. The picture of their faith and their spirit and the situations that arose and as they dealt with them is more than moving! The reality is stunning. I have NEVER experienced as accurate and moving a history of this. And it is worth the time to watch it in full. And then watch it again. We are a nation of risk-takers, of people who braved and dared the unfamiliar and the unknown to have a better life. Here were the first and we owe them so much!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Z. Freeman VINE VOICE on September 25, 2011
Unlike the other entries in the "Instant Expert" series, this quick guide to The Mayflower starts out with a lengthy re-enactment and even a title page that gives away its origin as a different film: Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower. Although when compared to its fellow films (Instant Expert: The Story of Oil, Instant Expert: Ben Franklin) it contains a similar documentary outline of narration, expert interviews and re-enactments, the extensive period piece re-enactments (complete with accents and awkward sentence structure) weigh heavily on this piece, distracting from the historical recounting and the factual presentation of information.

Based mostly on the writings of Pilgrim William Bradford, this story begins in England in 1607 and spans the persecution of religious Separatists in England, their trip to The Netherlands, and ultimately, their travels to the New World (which basically seems to begin as a call to a massive mission trip).

When the documentary reaches the discussion of the original settlement in North America and the Pilgrim's interactions with its native people (including Squanto) it improves significantly, but the re-enactments are still too overdone and melodramatic to properly disseminate historical information. Phrases like "This is what thou intendest?!" ultimately kill the non-fictional mood that the History Channel no doubt is hoping to present.

There are Extended Activities and Discussion Questions included in the DVD insert that should help anyone attempting to use this video as a teaching tool.
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