The true story of Thanksgiving in America is apparently in short supply, and the history of the Pilgrims who settled in the Plymouth colony. Did they commit genocide? Did they steal the Indians' land?
Find out from firsthand accounts about:
- the reasons this bunch of Pilgrims came to America
- the Mayflower Compact
- how they found their settlement site
- the truth about their relations with the Wompanoag Indians (as well as other tribes)
- the story of the courtship of Miles Standish
- how these European settlers differed from so many others
In this valuable narrative, originally published in 1872, author John S. C. Abbott weaves the story of the original Plymouth Colony in 1620. The history of this little settlement is full of adventure, sadness, and miracles, and lays the foundation for what would become the United States of America. Drawing liberally from the firsthand accounts of William Bradford, William Brewster, Edward Winslow, and John Robinson, Abbott puts the details into a wonderful chronological narrative, from the persecution of the Puritans in England to the death of their beloved Captain, Miles Standish. This is a must-read for any student of history, and anyone who wants to get the facts from those who made history.
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