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A Little CommonwealthFamily Life in Plymouth Colony$
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John Demos

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.001.0001

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: An Historical Survey of Plymouth Colony

: An Historical Survey of Plymouth Colony

(p.1) Introduction: An Historical Survey of Plymouth Colony
A Little Commonwealth

John Demos

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the family of the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. It explains the reasons for undertaking this study and discusses the voyages and experiences of Pilgrim settlers from Scrooby, England, before they reached the New World. The book examines the Pilgrims' housing, furnishings, family relationships, master-and-servant relations, and coming of age traditions.

Keywords:   Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, Scrooby, England, housing, furnishings, family relationship, coming of age

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