Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching so I thought I would share some new books that I have that are appropriate for Thanksgiving Reading.
This book was published just this year, so is a good up to date history of the Plymouth Colony.
This book compares well with Saints and Strangers: Being the Lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and Their Families, with Their Friends and Foes, and an Account of the Posthumous Wanderings, and the Strange Pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock by Robert F. Willison and Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Turner talks about Roger Williams time both in Plymouth and Rhode Island and his help with Native American relations. This reminds me of Roger Williams and The Creation of the American Soul by John M. Barry. See: The American Soul
Many people do not realize that Roger Williams spent time in Plymouth Colony.
For more a about this see: Roger Williams in Plymouth Colony
The book has updated biographical information on the passengers of the Mayflower. I was a little disappointed that some of the latest information I have seen about George Soule was not included, but perhaps more research is needed to verify what has been found.
This book is mainly an extract, with updates, from Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620 – 1633 which is also by Robert Charles Anderson.
It is interesting to see who some of the notable descendants of the Mayflower passengers are.
There have been several good Mayflower resources published this year since it it the 400th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth.
It was nice to add new volumes to my Colonial History shelf this year. I still have a bit of room left on the shelf, so must find a few more volumes to add to it.
I will have to read some excerpts from some of these books this Thanksgiving.