Discovery and First Colonization

Discovery and First Colonization

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the debate rapidly gained distinction, and in 1615 was chosen a member of the University, still remaining pastor of his people. This gave them a stronger position, and Robinson's controversial works justified Separatism. During the decade after the emigration, both the Amsterdam and the Leyden congregations were reinforced by many new arrivals; the latter at one time numbered nearly three hundred, and included John Carver, Richard Cushman, Captain Miles Standish, and Edward Winslow. Contrariwise, some grew homesick and tired of the mean struggle for life, and returned to England. On the whole, the conditions were not satisfactory to the Puritans. They could mostly hope for nothing but to remain poor factory hands, unable to buy the closely occupied and costly Dutch land, or compete in trade with the shrewd and thrifty natives. They were and must remain foreigners among not the most genial of peoples; and their children would cease to be such only by what was worse--becoming Hollanders, and losing at once their racial identity and the church order for which their fathers had exiled themselves. They were not even safe. The government would not order them to go, but it grudged them protection which earned the ill-will of the English government, and might at any time begin freezing them out. A far worse danger impended. The twelveyears' truce with Spain, signed in 1609, was drawing to an end; and no one knew what horrors might be re-enacted on Dutch soil. In fact, before 1615-17 Puritans swarm to Holland Dissatisfaction 1617 American locations Pilgrim tolerance its close all Western Europe was drawn into the vortex of the Thirty Years' War, begun in 1618. English America was the one land of hope, and the question was what...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851994
  • 9781236851994