Millions of men, women and children risked their lives in wooden sailing ships - some no larger than a modern city bus - to reach the New World. Many made the voyage willingly, hoping for a better life in growing European colonies. Others - such as slaves from Africa -- did not. But all faced the common hardships of disease, violence, dangerous weather and death in their attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
"Information is presented clearly, with a nice selection of interesting detail to illustrate points and a generous sprinkling of footnotes. Numerous black-and-white illustrations include period engravings, documents, paintings, and photographs of artifacts. Photographs showing modern reenactments are clearly labeled. This resource is a solid addition to the existing body of literature."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001)
Price: US $32.10