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One Small Candle: The Story of the Plymouth Puritans and the Beginning of English New England

Francis J. Bremer

Abstract

One Small Candle tells how the religious values of the Pilgrims prompted their settlement of the Plymouth Colony and how those values influenced the political, intellectual, and cultural aspect of New England life a hundred and fifty years before the American Revolution. It begins in early seventeenth-century England with their persecution for challenging the established national church, and their struggles as refugees in the Netherlands in the 1610s. It then examines the challenges they faced in planting a colony in America, including relations with the Native population. The book emphasizes ... More

Keywords: pilgrim, Plymouth, separatist, Congregationalism, puritan, prophesying, John Robinson, William Bradford, William Brewster, Wampanoag

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197510049
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197510049.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis J. Bremer, author
Professor Emeritus of History, Millersville College