Daily Archives: October 23, 2020

On The Divine Providence Of Plague

In 2020, it seems appropriate that we should reflect upon the divine providence of plague as it relates to the fate of people and nations. As might be imagined, these are matters that cut multiple ways, and sometimes plague is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Plymouth Plantation

Of Plymouth Plantation: Bradford’s History Of The Plymouth Settlement 1608-1650, by William Bradford This book is a vitally important book to read when it comes to understanding the self-perception of American settlers of New England during the key period when … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving

1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving, by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac with Pilmoth Plantation, photographs by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson Revisionist historians have always had a problem with the Thanksgiving story. Given the wide gulf between … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War

Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War, by Nathaniel Philbrick Sometimes the familiarity of a story can blind us to its quality and character, and such is the story of the Mayflower. The author apparently wanted to write a … Continue reading

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