Writings of William Bradford
Guests examined the history of the early Colonial period through the life and writings of William Bradford. Bradford was governor of… read more
Guests examined the history of the early Colonial period through the life and writings of William Bradford. Bradford was governor of the Massachusetts Colony and the author of the Mayflower Compact and Of Plymouth Plantation. The guests and “Governor Bradford” responded to audience comments and questions.
Also featured were the Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum that recreates life in Colonial Massachusetts, and readings from Bradford’s works. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Linda Coombs Director Plimoth Plantation->Wampanoag Indian Interpretation
- Kathleen Curtin Associate Director Plimoth Plantation
- Peter Gomes Chaplain Harvard University
- Michael Hall Portrayal William Bradford
- Susan Swain Executive Vice President C-SPAN
Governor William Bradford Interpretation
“Governor Bradford” answered questions from students aboard the C-SPAN school bus.
Of Plymouth Plantation Reading
As part of a day long reading, participants read passages from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation.
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Ms. Parker talked about the operation and exhibitions at the Pilgrim Hall museum.
Works of William Bradford
Ms. Parker spoke about several manuscripts and documents relating to Governor Bradford housed in the Pilgrim…