History of Plimoth Plantation


Of Plymouth Plantation was written by William Bradford, leader of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. Written between 1630 and 1651, it is an oft cited first person account of Pilgrim life in the Colony.  This edition includes the history of how the original manuscript was recovered.

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Mayflower pilgrim, William Bradford, wrote a detailed manuscript describing the pilgrim’s experiences in Holland and in the New World, which is now known as Of Plymouth Plantation.  In the manuscript, Bradford recorded everything from the pilgrim’s experiences living in the Netherlands, to their voyage on the Mayflower and their daily life in Plymouth colony.  The book is considered the first American history book ever written and is known by many names, such as The History of Plymouth Plantation, History of the Plantation at Plymouth and William Bradford’s Journal.

Title: History of Plimoth Plantation: From the Original Manuscript, with a Report of the Proceedings Incident to the Return of the Manuscript to Massachuset
ISBN: 978-1-4290-2285-9
Publisher: Applewood Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 644
Pub Date: February 10, 2010
Originally Published: 1898
Author: William Bradford