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Pre-revolution

David D. Hall on Lessons From His Puritans Book

Historian David D. Hall is a an expert on the Puritans, and the author of The Puritans: A Transatlantic History. The book is published through Princeton University Press, an academic publisher that has also released high-quality scholarship such as that found in Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth.

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American History Pre-revolution

John Turner on Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony

Historian John Turner has written about evangelicals, christology, and even the Latter-day Saint prophet Brigham Young. He turns his attention to early American concepts of liberty in They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty (Yale University Press, 2020).

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American History Pre-revolution

The Jamestown Brides with Jennifer Potter

In the 1600s, the Virginia Company of London shipped 56 young women across the ocean to become the brides of American settlers. Were they adventurers, victims, or something in between?