Author: William Bradford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130878

Category: History

Page: 256

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The most important source of information about Plymouth, this landmark account was written by the colony's governor. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' transatlantic crossing and early days in the settlement.
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Along with the Full Text of the Pilgrims' Journals for Their First Year at Plymouth.

Author: Caleb Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462822386

Category: History

Page: 622

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From 1630 to 1651, William Bradford wrote a history of Plymouth, the very colony he helped to establish and govern. Never published in his lifetime, the handwritten manuscript was lost during the Revolutionary War, and was rediscovered and published for the first time in 1856. In this new edition, Caleb Johnson has added many valuable footnotes, and included many relevant photos and illustrations. Also included here with Bradfords History is the complete text of the Pilgrims journals chronicling the first year at Plymouth. These exciting first-hand journals capture the day-by-day details of the explorations and adventures of the Pilgrims.
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From the Original Manuscript. With a Report of the Proceedings Incident to the Return of the Manuscript to Massachusetts

Author: William Bradford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Massachusetts

Page: 555

View: 5490

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Of Plimmoth Plantation and the Printed Word

Author: Douglas Anderson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870743

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8396

"Meticulously researched and eloquently argued... This lovingly fashioned biography of the first American history book affirms the fundamental responsibilities of good history writing." -- "New England Quarterly"
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A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth

Author: Dwight B. Heath

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 0918222842

Category: History

Page: 96

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Presents an account, first published in 1622, of the Pilgrim's journey to the new world.
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A Pilgrim's Journal of Plymouth Plantation in 1620

Author: William Bradford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780208022691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

View: 7012

A modern translation of the journal kept by Governor William Bradford and others of the Mayflower company describing the landing of the Pilgrims on Cape Cod, their search for a homesite, the first meetings with Indians, and the final building of the settlement at Plymouth.
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The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History

Author: Nick Bunker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307593002

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 7668

At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the northern hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Arctic, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. Two years later, as the Pilgrims prepared to sail across the Atlantic on board the Mayflower, the atmosphere remained charged with fear and expectation. Men and women readied themselves for war, pestilence, or divine retribution. Against this background, and amid deep economic depression, the Pilgrims conceived their enterprise of exile. Within a decade, despite crisis and catastrophe, they built a thriving settlement at New Plymouth, based on beaver fur, corn, and cattle. In doing so, they laid the foundations for Massachusetts, New England, and a new nation. Using a wealth of new evidence from landscape, archaeology, and hundreds of overlooked or neglected documents, Nick Bunker gives a vivid and strikingly original account of the Mayflower project and the first decade of the Plymouth Colony. From mercantile London and the rural England of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I to the mountains and rivers of Maine, he weaves a rich narrative that combines religion, politics, money, science, and the sea. The Pilgrims were entrepreneurs as well as evangelicals, political radicals as well as Christian idealists. Making Haste from Babylon tells their story in unrivaled depth, from their roots in religious conflict and village strife at home to their final creation of a permanent foothold in America. From the Hardcover edition.
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Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Publisher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802851512

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 8077

Tells the story of Bradford who established Plymouth colony and was re-elected as its governor more than thirty times
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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399247958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 338

View: 829

Offers the true story of the pioneers who crossed the Atlantic to establish a new world in Massachusetts, the challenges they faced upon their arrival, and their relationship with the local Native Americans.
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The Pilgrims' First Year in America

Author: Glenn Alan Cheney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985628444

Category: History

Page: 329

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This is not a book about a holiday. It's about people and what happened to them in their first year at Plymouth. A comprehensive prologue details why they left Europe, and two chapters provide information about the native people who helped the Pilgrims.
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An Eyewitness History of the Pilgrims and the Founding of Plymouth Colony

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621572781

Category: History

Page: 256

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All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us, the story ends after their brutal first winter at Plymouth with a supposedly peaceful encounter with the Native Americans and a happy Thanksgiving. Now, through the vivid memoirs, letters, and personal accounts in The Pilgrim Chronicles, you will discover the full, compelling story of their anguished journey and heroic strength. Award-winning historian Rod Gragg brings the Pilgrims to life in this lavishly illustrated guide, filled with moving, eyewitness narratives. From their persecution in England and painful exile in Holland to their voyage across the Atlantic and their struggle to survive among the Indians in an untamed wilderness, Gragg takes you on the harrowing and inspiring journey of a people seeking religious freedom.
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Author: Douglas Lloyd McIntosh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490956268

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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Has Almighty God intervened in American history?Many great Americans have thought so, including President Abraham Lincoln as he signs the proclamation creating Thanksgiving as a permanent national holiday for the United States of America. “You must know and remember this,” Lincoln puts the matter bluntly. “Our nation began with a miracle.” The amazing facts are little remembered today. After their first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621, the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth Plantation experienced an unmitigated series of disasters that left almost nothing to celebrate. Their third year in the new land nearly ended in the complete destruction of Plymouth. Ultimately the colony managed to survive only as the result of what the Pilgrims saw as one of the most astounding instances of divine intervention in human history outside the pages of the Bible, an event so awe-inspiring that it turned the fortunes of Plymouth completely and permanently around. This historically accurate novel tells the story of that terrible ordeal and its culminating miracle through the eyes of real people, Francis and Hester Cooke and their children, as they and the other people of Plymouth struggle against discord, danger, despair, hunger, exhaustion and outright terror—along with all the accompanying doubts assailing their strong Christian faith. These various conflicts play out over 1623, one of the most dramatic years in American colonial history. The great Wampanoag chieftain Massasoit Ousamequin, who has kept the peace, falls ill to the point of death. The Pilgrims learn that two hostile braves of the local Massachusett Tribe are attempting to foment a war to exterminate all the white newcomers. Should these troublemakers be stopped, even if by a murderous preemptive strike? What happens afterward, when nature itself seems to turn against all the inhabitants of the land, with the fingers of blame pointed squarely at the people of Plymouth by enraged Native Americans? What happens when the situation becomes so ominous, so deadly, so far beyond human solution, that the Pilgrims have nowhere to turn except to God and the power of prayer?
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Author: George Francis Dow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486255651

Category: History

Page: 293

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Comprehensive account of 17th-century life describes early dwellings, furnishings, trade, crime, punishment, more. Contemporary records; over 100 historic pictures.
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Author: Thomas Fleming

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612301460

Category: History

Page: 372

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This vivid, deeply moving book begins in London in 1620 as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract to purchase the freighter Mayflower. We accompany them on their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, through the rigors of the first New England winter and the threat of Indian attack as they desperately search for the home they eventually find at Plymouth. Once there, they must continue the struggle against brutal weather and disease. With masterly skill, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming gives us life-size portraits of the Pilgrim leaders. The Pilgrims' unique achievements - the Mayflower Compact, their tolerance of other faiths, the strict separation of church and state - are discussed in the context of the first year's anxieties and crises. Fleming writes admiringly of the younger men who emerged in that year as the real leaders of the colony - William Bradford and Miles Standish. And he provides new insights into the humanity and tolerance of the Pilgrims' spiritual shepherd, Elder William Brewster. On the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims are already aware that they are the forerunners of a great nation. It is implicit in William Bradford's words, "As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light kindled here has shone unto many. . . ."
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