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Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Paperback – September 1, 1986
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DWIGHT B. HEATH is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. He has authored or edited half a dozen books, and his more than 200 articles have appeared in journals such as "Current Anthropology", "Journal of Studies on Alcohol", "Journal of Substance Abuse", and "Human Organization".
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The language is archaic, I feel I must warn you. But if you can get past that, and you like colonial history, you'll love this one. It will give you a much better idea about the Pilgrams, far beyond the over-dramatized and unrealistically happy Thanksgiving story.
The description of the author and the book describes this as a "novel" written by a woman who chose to be anonymous.
In fact Mourt's Relation is not a novel and is the first description of the 1620 settlement in Plymouth by the Pilgrims. It was written by one of the first settlers in Plymouth.
Read it for history, not for romance fiction.
amazon has a faulty description of the author - this is not a novel, and not written by a woman. Here is some info the who wrote it: Caleb Johnson, a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, provides the following comments:
Mourt's Relation was written primarily by Edward Winslow, although William Bradford appears to have written most of the first section. Written between November 1620 and November 1621, it describes in detail what happened from the landing of the Pilgrims at Cape Cod, though their exploring and eventual settling at Plymouth, to their relations with the surrounding Indians, up to the First Thanksgiving and the arrival of the ship Fortune. Mourt's Relation was first published in London in 1622, presumably by George Morton (hence the title, Mourt's Relation).
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This book is wonderful for anyone researching their Mayflower descendants. A must read for every Mayflower descendant.wishin to join the Mayflower Society.Published on December 30, 2013 by Jean T. Zungola
I found this book difficult to follow. It will be also be difficult to add more words about this book. I won't recommend it.Published on June 17, 2013 by Darlene Sanchez
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