The extracts below are taken from "Of Plymouth Plantation
1620-1647'' by William Bradford, who was five times governor of Plymouth Colony, and who chronicled the lives, triumphs and tragedies of early New England.
Early Visions and Representations of America: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation
Early visions and representations of America; Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation
THE modern Thanksgiving holiday traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation
, Massachusetts, US, where the Plymouth settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season.
In Boston, save up to 20% off per person at historical sites, couples destinations and family attractions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Plymouth Plantation
and Mayflower tour, a visit to the New England Aquarium and a tour of Fenway Park, among others.
You''ll end the tour on Cape Cod with a 'whale watch'' cruise, and a visit to Plymouth Plantation
The Pilgrims considered Squanto "a special instrument of God for their good beyond their expectation," as Governor Bradford wrote in his History of Plymouth Plantation
Starting with William Bradford's 17th-century work Of Plymouth Plantation
, Parini moves chronologically through American history, visiting stalwarts such as Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain, as well as offbeat voices like Dale Carnegie, Mary Antin, and Dr.
Navin, who in the weakest essay in the collection, agues relentlessly that children were "silent victims" of the Pilgrim migration to Plymouth plantation
Colacurcio insists that Of Plymouth Plantation
is "an astonishingly good book" and "better than very much of what is (barely) taught from the corpus of seventeenth-century British prose" (xiii)--better even than The Great Gatsby (ix); its only contemporary rivals would be Spratt's History and Locke's Essay and Treatises (xiv).
Of Plymouth Plantation
The Federalist Papers The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Journals of Lewis & Clark Walden Uncle Tom's Cabin The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Souls of Black Folk The Promised Land How to Win Friends and Influence People The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care On the Road The Feminine Mystique
Eventually, the story of their errand into the wilderness was told in a masterpiece of American historical literature, Of Plymouth Plantation
, a document of providential history written by the second governor at Plymouth, William Bradford.