The brief 1621 treaty between Plymouth Colony
and Massasoit, a Wampanoag Sachem, included a non-reciprocal requirement that the Wampanoag turn over any Indian who "did any hurt" to an Englishman that "they might punish him.
They certainly did not credit George Parsons Lathrop, Hawthorne's son-in-law, who in 1876 wrote, "I may here transcribe, as a further authority, which Hawthorne may or may not have seen, one of the laws of Plymouth Colony
, enacted in 1658.
In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World from Plymouth, establishing Plymouth Colony
- the second English colony in what is now the US.
This paper analyzes probate inventories from Plymouth Colony
in New England, dating from 1628-1687.
The final third of the book focuses on Plymouth Colony
and New England.
Immediately in the first chapter, Allen uses Boston's Old Plymouth Colony
Club as a microcosm for the birth of what would eventually become a movement that spread throughout British North America.
He then crosses the Atlantic and discusses the long-term impact of the separatist Plymouth colony
on religious and civic governance in Massachusetts, before returning to England and considering the influence of this Atlantic republican tradition on mid-17th-century English religious and political upheavals.
In keeping with its religious viewpoint, the Plymouth Colony
prescribed the death penalty for adulterers, homosexuals and witches, whipping for those who denied the scriptures and fines for anyone harboring a Quaker.
The County of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was established on June 2, 1685, by the General Court of Plymouth Colony
Forty years ago John Demos' A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony
(1970) helped shift the emphasis in early New England Studies from the Puritan mind to the Puritan body.
From Thomas Morton, who broke away from Plymouth Colony
to found Merrymount (a place where same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage were accepted and welcome), to how World War II drastically changed gender roles, to how organizations championing gay and lesbian rights such as ACT UP helped spread awareness of the HIV and AIDS epidemics when the Reagan administration was far too silent, A Queer History of the United States lives up to its title and is an absolutely invaluable addition to American History as well as LGBT Studies shelves.
Although, as she points out, the documents chronicling Plymouth colony
were written by a select group of educated European men, Finch reads official documents alongside theological and colonial texts to discover how various members of society used and viewed their bodies.
As Larkin points out, a farmer in 1620 Plymouth Colony
would have been at home on an American farm 200 years later, because very little had changed.
William Bradford, long-time governor of Plymouth Colony
, owned the 1608 version, which he mentions in his memoir Of Plymouth Plantation, citing the page number where the Dutch law establishing civil marriage is found.
Milking Devon: In 1623 two Devon heifers and a bull where shipped to Plymouth Colony
in America from Devonshire England, to be used as draft animals.