Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691

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Ancestry Publishing, 1986 - History - 481 pages
This is the first truly complete treatment of the history and genealogy of Plymouth Colony. It includes a concise history of the colony, both chronologically and topically, and more than 300 biographical sketches of its inhabitants. Richly documented and illustrated with maps and photographs, the three-dimensional Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691 was written for historians and genealogists alike and provides and in-depth view of this important epoch in American history. The researcher will find the verbatim transcriptions of important contemporary documents in the eleven appendices invaluable, and the annotated bibliography clearly describes the abundance of primary and secondary literature on Plymouth Colony. Mr. Stratton's work set a new standard worthy of emulation by all serious scholars.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1The Old Comers 16201627
17
Chapter 2Bringing Over Their Friends 16271633
37
Chapter 3The Founding of Towns 16331643
55
Chapter 4A Loss of Leaders 16431657
73
Chapter 5Quaker Ranters Baptist Schismatics
89
Chapter 7The End of a Colony 16761691
123
Chapter 8Political Structure and Government
141
Chapter 10Land and Inheritance
169
Chapter 11Man and Master
179
Chapter 12Morality and Sex
191
Chapter 13Everyday Life and Manners
207
Chapter 14Writers and Records
219
Bibliography
379
Appendices
391
Index
457

Chapter 9Law and Order
155

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