They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty

An ambitious new history of the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, published for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing In 1620, separatists from the Church of England set sail across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. Understanding themselves as spiritual pilgrims, they left to preserve their...

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Main Author: Turner, John G
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New Haven, CT Yale University Press [2020]
Reviews:[Rezension von: Turner, John G., They knew they were Pilgrims] (2020) (Sweet, Julie Anne, 1970 - )
Further subjects:B Puritans (Massachusetts) History 17th century
B Colonial Period (1600-1775) / United States / HISTORY
B Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
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Summary:An ambitious new history of the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, published for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing In 1620, separatists from the Church of England set sail across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. Understanding themselves as spiritual pilgrims, they left to preserve their liberty to worship God in accordance with their understanding of the Bible. There exists, however, an alternative, more dispiriting version of their story. In it, the Pilgrims are religious zealots who persecuted dissenters and decimated the Native peoples through warfare and by stealing their land. The Pilgrims’ definition of liberty was, in practice, very narrow.   Drawing on original research using underutilized sources, John G. Turner moves beyond these familiar narratives in his sweeping and authoritative new history of Plymouth Colony. Instead of depicting the Pilgrims as otherworldly saints or extraordinary sinners, he tells how a variety of English settlers and Native peoples engaged in a contest for the meaning of American liberty
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on the Text -- Introduction -- Chapter One. The Lord’s Free People -- Chapter Two. Leiden -- Chapter Three. Mayflower -- Chapter Four. Thanksgiving -- Chapter Five. Good News -- Chapter Six. Sacraments -- Chapter Seven. The Lord of Misrule -- Chapter Eight. Out of Small Beginnings -- Chapter Nine. Soul Liberty -- Chapter Ten. Hope -- Chapter Eleven. Freemen and Freedom -- Chapter Twelve. Salamanders -- Chapter Thirteen. Friends -- Chapter Fourteen. Subjection -- Chapter Fifteen. War -- Chapter Sixteen. Cannibals -- Chapter Seventeen. Children of Life and Death -- Chapter Eighteen. Bitter Cups -- Chapter Nineteen. Taxation and Representation -- Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:0300252307
Access:Restricted Access
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.12987/9780300252309