Analysis Of The Loyalists And Their Times By Egerton Ryerson

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The writer of the book The Loyalists and Their Times, Egerton Ryerson, seeks to explain how the English colony developed and metamorphosed to Puritanism. The writer explains the feelings leading to the dispersion of the thirteen colonies that originated from Great Britain. The Puritans developed from two Puritan classes. The classes of Puritans includes the class of emigrants called the “Pilgrim Fathers” who had settled in England having ran away from Holland, this class emigrated to New England in 1620, the second class is that of the “Puritan Fathers” there emigration took part in 1629 under the Massachusetts Bay Company which served as an umbrella body for Endicot. This class of emigrants settled in Boston, and it became the capital of …show more content…

They were subsistent farmers who supplemented their produce over time. They practiced silk harvesting and dying at an early stage, and they were able to acquire wealth because of this. At the time of their emigration, it was not clear as to where they would settle, and this raised some speculations as the Pilgrim Fathers were split in the decision of where in America they would occupy. There were those who wished to settle in Guiana, others wished to settle in Virginia. The indecision reduced when the Pilgrimage fathers obtained a patent from the Northern Virginia Company for them to settle in the northern part of the American …show more content…

The State of Massachusetts he says has two separate governments of Puritan emigrants, the original being the first Puritan to set foot on the land while the second was from the American government and it aimed at differentiating the masses to have more people from the colony of the Pilgrim fathers. The Pilgrim Fathers were considerate to the Indian inhabitants of America. The Puritans, however, were hostile, and they treated the Indians harshly. The manner in which the Pilgrims entered the North region was legal, and it would have allowed them to make a political body if at all they settled as they had intended as per the stipulations of Northern Virginia

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