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" The place they had thoughts on was some of those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which are fruitful and fit for habitation, being devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savage and brutish men which range up and down, little otherwise... "
Governor William Bradford: And His Son, Major William Bradford - Page 48
by James Shepard - 1900 - 103 pages
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The Geography of Empire in English Literature, 1580-1745

Bruce McLeod - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 284 pages
...ongoing struggles over colonial space and the ongoing subjugation, removal and extermination of Indians: "the place they had thoughts on was some of those...devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savage and brutish men which range up and down, little otherwise than the wild beasts of the same"...
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The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket

Paul Schneider - History - 2001 - 384 pages
...Their intended landfall was the mouth of the Hudson River, which they optimistically imagined to be "some of those vast and unpeopled countries of America,...devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savage and brutish men which range up and down, little otherwise than the wild beasts of the same."...
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The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings : Two Volumes Bound as One

Perry Miller, Thomas Herbert Johnson - Literary Collections - 2001 - 831 pages
...removall; the which they afterward prosecuted with so great difficulties, as by the sequell will appeare. The place they had thoughts on, was some of those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which are frutfull, and fitt for habitation; being devoyd of all civiil inhabitants; wher ther arc only salvage,...
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American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches

Patricia Seed - Social Science - 2001 - 299 pages
...multiply. Virtually identical sentiments came from the founder of the Plymouth colony, Bradford wrote of "those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which are fruitful and fit of habitation." William Bradford, Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation i606-i646, ed. William...
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Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime

Terrie Waddell - Culture and law - 2003 - 226 pages
...the words of William Bradford in 1617: The place they had thoughts on (in coming to the new world) was some of those vast and unpeopled countries of America. which are fruitfull and fitt for habitation, being devoid of all civil inhabitants, wher ther are only salvage...
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Hunted Like a Wolf: The Story of the Seminole War

Milton Meltzer - History - 2004 - 183 pages
...1617, looking across the sea to the land where the Puritans would found their Plymouth Colony, saw "the vast and unpeopled countries of America which are...devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savages and brutish men, which range up and down, little otherwise than the wild beasts of the same."...
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Britannia's Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland ...

Eric Richards - History - 2004 - 388 pages
...our name'. In 1617 some of the English religious exiles in Leyden had begun to talk of emigrating to 'those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which...and fit for habitation, being devoid of all civil inhabitants'.18 William Bradford (1590-1657), leader of the New England pioneers and second governor...
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RATIONALIZING EPIDEMICS

David S. JONES - History - 2004 - 294 pages
...Such news may have shaped the hopes of Bradford and his fellow Separatists, who set their sights on "those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which are fruitful and fit for habitation." These reports clearly figured in the thoughts of King James I, who granted Gorges a patent for the...
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A Great & Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving

Godfrey Hodgson - History - 2006 - 212 pages
...English. Almost as an afterthought, Bradford added that they had great hopes of advancing the gospel in "those vast and unpeopled countries of America, which...devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savage and brutish men which range up and down, little otherwise than the wild beasts." From the start,...
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The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England

William Bradford, Mary White Rowlandson, Benjamin Church - History - 2007 - 312 pages
...removal; the which they afterward prosecuted with so great difficulties, as by the sequel will appear. The place they had thoughts on was some of those vast...devoid of all civil inhabitants, where there are only savage and brutish men which range up and down, little otherwise than the wild beasts of the same....
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