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William Bradford's books : Of Plimmoth Plantation and the printed word

Author: Douglas Anderson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Widely regarded as the most important narrative of seventeenth-century New England, William Bradford's Of Plimmoth Plantation is one of the founding documents of American literature and history. In William Bradford's Books this portrait of the religious dissenters who emigrated from the Netherlands to New England in 1620 receives perhaps it sharpest textual analysis to date - and for the first since that of Samuel  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Bradford; William Bradford; William Bradford; William Bradford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Anderson
ISBN: 0801870747 9780801870743
OCLC Number: 223155395
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: The Operations of Print --
1. Words and Wind --
2. Such Neighbors and Brethren As We Are --
3. Artificial Persons --
4. Here Is the Miserablest Time --
5. Controller of Stories --
Conclusion: The High Preserver of Men.
Responsibility: Douglas Anderson.
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Anderson offers fresh literary and historical accounts of Bradford's accomplishment, exploring the context and the form in which the author intended his book to be read.  Read more...


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Meticulously researched and eloquently argued... This lovingly fashioned biography of the first American history book affirms the fundamental responsibilities of good history writing. -- Richard J. Read more...

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