THE PILGRIM READER by Geroge F.-Ed. Willison


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The Pilgrim Fathers tell their own story in this valuable and readable addition to the New England branch of Americana selected and edited by the author of the well known Saints and Strangers. Mr. Willison intersperses supplementary and pertinent comments between the words of Bradford, Winslow, Cushman, Brewster, Winthrop, Morton, Prince, Hutchinson and others, which serve to describe the why's, how's and where's of the Pilgrims from their first venture from England to Holland to their later travels and settlings on New England soil. This carries them through the travails of the early days -- with merchant shipping, Indiana fierce and friendly- until the last of the famous first fathers, William Bradford, dies and the Old Colony itself expires under pressure of the Bay Colony in 1692. Appendices include the members of the Pilgrim Colony, bibliography, and selected readings.

Pub Date: May 16th, 1953
Publisher: Doubleday