William Bradford

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In an attempt to avoid persecution for his religious beliefs, William Bradford boarded the Mayflower for freedom in the New World, After a difficult and lengthy journey, what Bradford saw was ?a desolate wilderness? a territory more than 500 miles from the closest English settlement and one in which he and the other colonists were not legally entitled to settle. Elected governor of Plymouth Colony, Bradford established discipline among these new Americans, built a friendly relationship with the local Wampanoag ...

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Overview

In an attempt to avoid persecution for his religious beliefs, William Bradford boarded the Mayflower for freedom in the New World, After a difficult and lengthy journey, what Bradford saw was ?a desolate wilderness? a territory more than 500 miles from the closest English settlement and one in which he and the other colonists were not legally entitled to settle. Elected governor of Plymouth Colony, Bradford established discipline among these new Americans, built a friendly relationship with the local Wampanoag tribe, and learned the necessary skills for planting crops and finding food. His success and writings continue to provide an accurate view of life as an early settler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137439
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 On Board the Mayflower 7

2 A Young Man from Yorkshire 17

3 The New Land 32

4 The Plymouth Settlement 46

5 The First Thanksgiving 60

6 New Settlers Arrive 70

7 A Growing Colony 84

8 The Great Migration 97

Chronology and Timeline 106

Bibliography 108

Further Resources 110

Picture Credits 112

Index 113

About the Author 117

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