William Bradford

William Bradford

by Heather Lehr Wagner
     
 

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.

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.

Product Details

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

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