Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 Topics for Discussion

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Why do you think Bradford chose to write the history of Plymouth Plantation in third person rather than in a first person account?

Explain the role of Robert Cushman in the settlement of the Plymouth Plantation. Overall, was Cushman's involvement a help or hindrance?

Why did the members of the church leave England and move to Holland? What caused the rift between the group and the King?

What do you think might have happened if the Puritans had waited it out in Holland instead of sailing to America?

Explain the role of Thomas Weston in the settlement. Why did Carver, Bradford and others continue to deal with Weston? What do you think should have been done?

What do you think caused Allerton to betray Bradford and the other Pilgrims?

What effect did William Brewster have on the Plantation? Were his contributions more ecumenical or political?

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