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Of Plymouth Plantation

Narrated by: Matthew McAuliffe
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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The most important and influential source of information about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, this landmark account was written between 1630 and 1647. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' adventures: their first stop in Holland, the harrowing transatlantic crossing aboard the Mayflower, the first harsh winter in the new colony, and the help from friendly Native Americans that saved their lives.

No one was better equipped to report on the affairs of the Plymouth community than William Bradford. Revered for his patience, wisdom, and courage, Bradford was elected to the office of governor in 1621, and he continued to serve in that position for more than three decades. His memoirs of the colony remained virtually unknown until the 19th century. Lost during the American Revolution, they were discovered years later in London and published after a protracted legal battle.

The current edition rendered into modern English and with an introduction by Harold Paget, remains among the most enjoyable books from 17th-century America.

©2018 Harold Paget (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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Those stories...they’re true!

We’ve all grown up with what seem like mythological tales of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. Turns out that many of them are historical facts. Even more, conditions those first years in New England were worse than can be imagined—over half died that first winter from disease.

And being a religious community did not make them immune from devilish actions. Their backers in England charged them usurious rates and their own representatives were unreliable and venal. It’s a wonder this colony survived at all.

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A Must read or listen!

Written and narrated by those that where there! A must listen or read of every American! Including Native Americans!😁

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Useful history

I was happy to learn more about the New Plymouth colony. It was difficult in an audio book to keep track of the many characters and details. Nonetheless there was so much more to the colony than fifth grade history teaches us.