Author Archives: Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

About Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Rebecca Beatrice Brooks is the writer and publisher of the History of Massachusetts Blog. Rebecca is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Visit this site's About page to find out more about Rebecca.

"Signing the Mayflower Compact," oil painting by Edward Percy Moran, circa 1900

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was a social contract the pilgrims signed in November 1620 in order to establish law and order in the new colony. Why Was the Mayflower Compact Written?… Read more »