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The author reconstructs the lives of those who emigrated to the New World and transforms our understanding of early American history. Pulitzer prize winner.
— David Levin, The Nation
"A grandly conceived attempt to employ the newest techniques of historical research (notably computerized demographic analysis) to achieve an old purpose: the recovery of a people's mentality from beneath the layers of myth and received opinion that have obscured it....[Votagers To The West] is conceived on an epic scale and executed with heroic determination."
— Andrew Delbanco, New Republic
"Voyagers To The West is a superb book.... Bailyn joins the imagination and organizing skills of a master scholar to powerful stylistic gifts....It should be equally admired by and equally as attractive to the general reader as to the professional historian."
— R. C. Simmons, Journal of American Studies
"[Bailyn's] concern — his passion — is to make the emigrants and their experiences live once more.... His fusions — of the general and the particular, of the abstract and the concrete, of thought and feeling — are the ideal of modern historical writing."