Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

by William Bradford

Other authorsSamuel Eliot Morison (Editor)
Hardcover, 1952




New York, Knopf, 1952.


"The story of the Pilgrims' settlement in the Dutch Republic after the Mayflower voyage, written by the Governor of Plymouth Colony" --Provided by publisher.

User reviews

LibraryThing member TullyFamily
EXCELLENT! I read this every November!
LibraryThing member patito-de-hule
This is a print of an historically significant manuscript. For those interested in the history of the Plymouth Colony, it is a very important primary source.
LibraryThing member BoundTogetherForGood

This story is one that should be SO exciting and, man, can he put you to sleep. I was very disappointed. Nonetheless, it packs the history into its pages.
LibraryThing member la2bkk
Author William Bradford was the long time governor of the early 17th century Plymouth settlement, hence has invaluable information to share as to his experiences.

Those with only cursory knowledge of the Mayflower and its passengers may be surprised to learn there is a far greater story to be told than the (often complex) Indian relations and fanciful Thanksgiving celebration. A significant portion of the book concerns the settlers initial attempts to escape England to practice their separatist religious beliefs, first in Holland, and then later in America. More sobering (and some tedious) was the author's discussion of the settlers relations with the merchant investors back in England- a constant struggle for funding and supplies (by the settlers) and profits (by the investors).

Because of its age, and perhaps the author's style, this is not an easy read. Nonetheless, it is an invaluable work of early English settlement in America and should not missed.
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