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Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 Setting & Symbolism

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Plymouth Plantation

Plymouth Plantation was the settlement made by the Puritans in America. The Puritans did not land on Plymouth Rock as it is often written, but rather ventured to Plymouth after being discouraged away from the Hudson. The location was chosen to be convenient for trade and yet far enough away from the Virginia Colony to be able to establish its own government.

Among those that settled the Plymouth Plantation were William Bradford, John Carver, and William Brewster. Myles Standish was not a supporter at first, but was hired to provide military protection. Standish soon became a staunch supporter.

Bradford details a great deal about the Plantation, its borders, terrain, weather and value in regards to fishing, trade, and agriculture.

The beginning of Plymouth Plantation was extremely difficult. Bradford calls the period "The Starting Time" during which half of the company died within a period of two...

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