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History of Plymouth Plantation

In Chapter three of Of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford makes a biblical allusion when he compares the Puritans leaving the Netherlands to the Israelites leaving Egypt. The Puritans are like: Moses...

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The Pilgrims faced many hardships during their journey to Plymouth and through the first winter in the New World. First, there was little space aboard the Mayflower for its 102 passengers and...

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According to the Separatists, the group to which William Bradford, the author of Of Plymouth Plantation, belonged, God controlled the universe, and everything that happened in the universe was His...

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In his History of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford objects to the behavior of a Mr. Robinson, who has dealings with the Native Americans that Bradford does not like, such as trading them guns....

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In chapter 9, Bradford describes some of the extreme trials the pilgrims faced in their journey at sea. As many passengers suffered with seasickness, one of the seamen cursed them for their...

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Because the Puritan era was already on the wane in 1630 when he began writing Of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford wanted to make sure that neither the history of the journey on the Mayflower in 1620,...

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In Chapter 9, Bradford details the Pilgrims' crossing of the Atlantic en route to the New World. The central idea of this chapter is that God is protecting the Pilgrims at every step. For example,...

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William Bradford was governor of Plymouth Colony; he wrote Of Plymouth Plantation (which he started in 1630) to document the Puritan settlement in New England. In this writing, he discusses the...

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Summarizing a text requires you to use your own words (for the most part) to re-state a work's most important points with accuracy and brevity. Unlike argument, in which you take a particular point...

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The Mayflower Compact established the rules by which the Pilgrims would abide in their new colony. Written in 1620, it established allegiance to the king of England. The document also stated that...

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At the end of Chapter X, Bradford begins to relate what he has to say in what he calls "annals," discussing what happened in each year, starting at the end of 1620. Each annal has a headline that...

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From the Puritan perspective, God is behind everything that happens. However, his “hand” is especially evident at moments in which the unexpected or remarkable occurs. Bradford often goes into...

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In Book I Chapter 9 of History of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford details the Mayflower's journey to Cape Cod. In the chapter, he describes one "proud & very profane yonge man" who curses...

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In the passage of History of Plymouth Plantation where he describes the Pilgrims' arrival in North America, Bradford memorably describes the wilderness as "hideous and desolate...full of wild...

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Bradford is disarmingly frank about the "hard and difficult beginnings" which the pilgrims endured. In the space of just two or three months, he tells us, half of the original company had died, due...

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The sailors are old hands. They've encountered pretty much everything you'd expect on a sea voyage. Among other things, this has concentrated their attention on the things of this world, whether...

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Theological typology is a school of Biblical interpretation concerned with the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament. According to typology, the Old Testament serves as an...

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Actually, some of the Pilgrims recognized the merits of the religious tolerance that they experienced in Holland. While they valued their own Christian, Calvinist beliefs, they did not insist that...

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Bradford believed that it was God's desire for the Separatists to travel to the American colonies and build their "city on a hill," or new Zion. Therefore, providence brought them safely across...

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In this chapter, Bradford discusses the reasons that the Pilgrims left Holland for the perilous journey to the New World. He writes: Not out of any newfanglednes, or other such like giddie humor,...

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The first chapter of History of Plymouth Plantation is an account of how the Reformation proceeded in England. Broadly, Bradford describes the struggle between Catholics, who he calls the "gross...

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Bradford explains his reasons for writing his detailed history of Plymouth Plantation at the end of chapter 6 of this book. He states: I have been ye larger in these things, and so shall crave...

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When the Pilgrims landed at Cape Cod Bay, it was December and very cold. In the weeks and months that followed, passengers on the Mayflower lived on the ship and took small boats to the shore to...

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William Bradford is the author of the journal "Of Plymouth Plantation." The genre of it would best be considered a comprehensive journal. It begins in 1608 when the pilgrims left Britain to...

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Of Plymouth Plantation is William Bradford's personal journal which was written over the course of about twenty years in the first half of the seventeenth century but was not published until the...

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Bradford's attitude about the Massacre is unsurprising in the context of the times. He describes the Pequots as a "stout and warlike people" and introduces the conflict with them by narrating their...

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The boy, who was one of the non-Puritan seamen on the voyage, for some reason cursed and taunted the sick Puritans on the voyage, saying that he would throw half of their bodies overboard when they...

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In many ways, Squanto may have made the difference between survival and death for the Pilgrims. Because of his previous capture by earlier English explorers, he had a working knowledge of English....

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Chapter one of History Of Plymouth Plantation has several parts. First, Bradford recounts the work of Satan first in the world and finally in England. He discusses the major movements of...

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As the two answers above imply, Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation (1620-1650; 1856) and Paine's Common Sense (1776) have little in common, but they represent important documents in the history of...

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William Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation can answer any number of questions about the Pilgrims and their journey to Plymouth, if you are willing to ask them! As Lori stated, this history...

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The term “savage barbarians” refers to the Native Americans. Bradford says, “but these savage barbarians, when they met with them (as after will appear) were readier to fill their sides full of...

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By emphasizing the suffering that the Pilgrims experienced, not just in the New World, but at home, Bradford means to draw attention to their ultimate success. One strand of History of Plymouth...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 2:58 am UTC

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One aspect of the Puritan worldview that Bradford articulates in History of Plymouth Plantation is that there force of the divine is what guides all human action. It is through this belief in the...

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The Puritans aboard the Mayflower believed strongly in the "providential view" of history. They believed that God was guiding and directing their voyage to the New World and that all that had...

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Aboard the Mayflower in 1620, William Bradford was responsible for recording the tenets of the “Mayflower Compact.” These principles would serve as the guidelines in the soon-to-be new community of...

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I don't have the same pagination that you do, but Bradford was horrified when the lively and irreverent Morton, whom Bradford called an "atheist," established a rival colony with his men that was...

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This book is something of a primary source. It is a history of the colonial US written in the period. It was written in the mid-1600s but published 200 years later. It is an important historical...

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It would be impossible to look at William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation in even the most cursory light and not see the importance of religion. Indeed, Bradford and his roving band of religious...

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According to Bradford's worldview as expressed in "Of Plymouth Plantation," God rewards his Saints and punishes the wicked and profane. His writing reflects a grounding in Biblical literature where...

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One reason is that Bradford does not attribute the ultimate success of the colony to the actions of men. In Plymouth Plantation, he is far less interested in portraying the bravery or the hardiness...

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When the Pilgrims first settled in Plymouth, their relationship with the local Wampanoag tribe, the Pokanoket, was amiable enough. The tribe was largely responsible for helping these English...

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The seventeenth century influenced Bradford in two significant ways. It taught him to regard English culture as superior to the native cultures he encountered in North America, and it taught him to...

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In the 1560's, the word Puritan was first coined as a derisive name for those who advocated more purity in Christian doctrine and practices. Puritans emphasized a direct religious experience...

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Bradford's depiction of the Native Americans in Of Plymouth Plantation is overwhelmingly positive. In light of all the difficulties that were to follow between the Europeans and the Native...

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William Bradford forged peaceful relations with the native Wampanoag initially through Samoset and Squanto and then through their leader Massasoit. Bradford recorded the following after meeting...

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As the title suggests, History of Plymouth Plantation was intended by Bradford to be an account of the founding of Plymouth. Indeed, it is a valuable primary source--in some cases, the only primary...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013 12:58 am UTC

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Bradford details the epic struggle of the settlers into the New World. Some of these hardships were experienced on the voyage from England, itself. Hardships such as "the fast and furious ocean"...

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--As a boy of twelve in Yorkshire, England, William Bradford was radically altered by his experience of the sermons of a Puritan minister; consequently, he began to attend the meetings of...

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In one sense, Bradford portrays American wilderness as a land not inhabited by civilized people with the presumption based thereupon that an English settlement there would not seem to invade nor...

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