Item description for The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England (Penguin Classics) by Various, Nathaniel Philbrick & Thomas Philbrick...
Overview A compilation of original primary source material features key personal reminiscences and eyewitness accounts that describe the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century New England, with such selections as William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation," Benjamin Church's "Entertaining Passages Relating to Philip's War," and others. Original.
Publishers Description The most important personal accounts of the Plymouth Colony?the key sources of Nathaniel Philbrick's "New York Times" bestseller "Mayflower" National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick and his father, Thomas Philbrick, present the most significant and readable original works that were used in the writing of "Mayflower," offering a definitive look at a crucial era of America's history. The selections include William Bradford's ?Of Plymouth Plantation? (1651), the most comprehensive of all contemporary accounts of settlement in seventeenth-century America; Benjamin Church's ?Entertaining Passages Relating to Philip's War 1716, ? an eye-opening account from Church's field notes from battle; and much more. Providing explanatory notes for every piece, the editors have vividly re- created the world of seventeenth-century New England for anyone interested in the early history of our nation.
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Studio: Penguin Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Penguin Classics
ISBN 0143104985 ISBN13 9780143104988
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Yet another reason for Thanksgiving! Sep 23, 2007
The ever-wonderful Penguin Classics brings together the distinguished father-son scholars Thomas and Nathaniel Philbrick to edit a small anthology of the earliest documents of American history. Son Nathaniel used these documents to create his National Book Award-winning MAYFLOWER; Dad Thomas no doubt taught the works in his English courses at the University of Pittsburgh. The selections provided elegantly elaborate and support the bare bones knowledge most Americans have of our first colonial forebears. Some may find the writing in all its 17th and 18th century archaic funk to be difficult, but to those who persevere, much like those colonials, the works reward generously. Represented here are William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Morton, Benjamin and Thomas Church, and, with all appropriate obeisances to multi-culturalism, the fascinating account by Mary Rowlandson of her captivity during King Philip's war. This collection not only complements and supports Philbrick's book on the Mayflower, but also the earlier Penguin Classics EARLY AMERICAN WRITING. Both of these would make excellent textbooks, but are also great reading for those of us who still love the challenges posed by a younger, perhaps more complex language.