Thanksgiving Reading III

With Thanksgiving only a week away I have been pulling together some books to read during the holiday.

I recently ran across the first two volumes of The American Adventure series by Barbour & Company at the library book sale.

The books are written for young readers, so they should be a quick read.

The Mayflower Adventure, Collen L. Reece, The American Adventure, Barbour & CompanyThe first book in the series is The Mayflower Adventure by Colleen L. Reece. It will be interesting to see this narrative written from the perspective of a 10 and 12 year old. This will give me insight into my ancestors voyage on the Mayflower.

See: Mayflower Ancestry

The American Adventure, Plymouth Pioneers, Colleen L. Reece, Barbour and Company, Plymouth ColonyThe second book in the series is Plymouth Pioneers which was also written by Colleen L. Reece. It continues the adventures of the two children who came on the Mayflower.

I have several ancestors who lived in the Plymouth Colony. See: Pilgrim Ancestry

The third book in the series is Dream Seekers by Loree Lough and is about Roger Williams. Now that I know what it is about I need to find it.

Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, Cyril Leek MarshallI also recently read The Mayflower Destiny by Cyril Leek Marshall. The book is about the way the Pilgrims worked and lived in Plymouth Colony. Many of the pictures in the book come from the recreated Plymouth village.

Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, Cyril Leek MarshallThe book gave some good insight into how my ancestors lived in the mid 1600’s.

Did you know that Roger Williams once lived in the Plymouth Colony? I find it interesting that very few books or internet sites about the Pilgrims and Plymouth talk about Roger Williams living with them, and the same is true in reverse.

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul, John M. Barry, Separation of Church and State, Rhode IslandWhy do they leave out this interesting historic fact? I am doing more research on why Roger Williams turned to Plymouth Colony and to why they later parted ways.

There is one very interesting connection between Roger Williams and the Pilgrims that is very difficult to find anything written about on Pilgrim or Williams sites. I will hopefully write about this connection soon.

I have also been reading some books about Puritans lately. I am currently about half way through The Puritan Oligarchy by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker.

Do you know the difference between the Pilgrims and the Puritans? See: Were the Pilgrims Puritans?

Now to get back to reading 🙂





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