This book describes accounts of the five most important voyages to America:
The account by Jennie Hall of the Viking adventures of Leif Erickson, which showed that travel to the new world was possible.
The account by Filson Young of the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, originally to find a shorter and safer passage to India, that instead established Spanish control of a new world.
The account by Azel Ames of the voyage to Plymouth Rock (on the Mayflower) by the pilgrims wanting to form their own society to enforce their own religious laws and practice.
The account by James Otis of the voyage to Jamestown on the three ships (the Discovery, the Godspeed and the Susan B. Constant) to establish a different colony without the rules of the pilgrims and Puritans.
The account by Father Andrew White of the voyage to Maryland (on the Ark and Dove) to establish a colony of complete religious freedom for Catholics and Protestants alike.