William Bradford 

Of Plymouth Plantation


A selection of web links


Vital statistics and ancestry: lots of information at Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages. Includes his will, biographical material from Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana, and links to extracts of Of Plymouth Plantation, Mourt's Relation, and Bradford's Letter Book. 

Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana (1702) has a chapter on Bradford. (pdf file, 7p., 850Ko)

Of Plymouth Plantation (Pilgrim Hall): all you need to know about the book and its significance. Includes links to quotes, by topics.

Philip Gould, Georgetown: teaching ressources (Major Themes, Historical Perspectives, and Personal Issues; Significant Form, Style, or Artistic Conventions; Original Audience)

Includes the following bibliography:

  • Cressy, David. Coming Over: Migration and Communication Between England and New England in the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Daly, Robert. "William Bradford's Vision of History." American Literature 44 (1973): 557-69.
  • Howard, Alan B. "Art and History in Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation." William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 28 (1971): 237-66.
  • Levin, David. "William Bradford: The Value of Puritan Historiography." Major Writers of Early American Literature, ed. Everett Emerson, 11-31. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1972.
  • Wenska, Walter P. "Bradford's Two Histories." Early American Literature 8 (1978): 151-64.

Suggestions for reading Of Plymouth Plantation, Boise State University


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