Of Plymouth Plantation Manuscript Analysis

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Of Plymouth Plantation was important to our history because of how it retold the account of the Puritans landing. Mark L. Sargent acknowledges, in his journal "William Bradford's 'Dialogue' with History," how he believes that Bradford is willing to confront history (Sargent 392). Sargent describes how Bradford was upset with the Puritans for not fulfilling their mission (Sargent 393). Carl Bridenbaugh argues in the journal "The William and Mary quarterly" that Of Plymouth Plantation was a classic made for America (Bridenbaugh 261). Bridenbaugh feels that every time he reads the work it is still fresh like he has never read it before (Bridenbaugh 262). Once again, Clarence S. Gee, as the author of "The Bradford Manuscript," tells how it was…show more content…
It told of certain events that were important to the history of America (Major 2). Some examples of this would be the settlements of the Puritans and how they tried to purify the people already there (Major 5). The journal "Silent Partners: Historical Representation in William Bradford's 'Of Plymouth Plantation'," written by David Read, also shows the importance in Bradford's writing. Read tells that the importance lies within it telling the Puritans history (Read 291). Of Plymouth Plantation tells of how God gave them the land to be purified (Read 292). The entire text is reflective of the time period and nothing else. It not only discussed the purification process, but of relations within the society (Read 298). In Kenneth Alvan Hovey's journal, "The Theology of History in Of Plymouth Plantation and it Predecessors," it tells of meetings that happened during this time (Hovey 55). It also tells that there were financial issues that took place (Hovey 64). These two things are more evidence of important events that took place when Bradford
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