The colony founded by the Pilgrims
that formed Plymouth Colony
or Plymouth Plantation was one of the first permanent English settlements, along with Jamestown in Virginia, in what became the United States. William Bradford
's Of Plymouth Plantation
is a remarkable work by a man who himself was something of a marvel. It remains one of the most readable seventeenth-century American books, attractive to us as much for its artfulness as for its high seriousness, the work of a good storyteller with intelligence and wit.
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Plymouth was the first Puritan colony in Massachusetts, founded by the Pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic in 1620 in the Mayflower. The Pilgrims were those members of the Puritan community who voyaged across the Atlantic in the Mayflower to find a new life of religious freedom.