The Little Compton Historical Society offered a Zoom presentation by author James G. Turner, Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University, on his new book, They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty on November 17, 2020. Click here for the one-hour video of his Zoom presentation.
Drawing on original research using underutilized sources, Dr. Turner moves beyond familiar narratives in his new history of Plymouth Colony published for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s Landing. (Above, right) A map shows the Indigenous communities, including the Pokanokets and their settlement in Sowams, and the English townships with the dates of their incorporation.[Click to enlarge map]