William Bradford Institute
for Study of the
Early Settlement of America

















     The Bradford Institute would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of the early settlement of America.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

Founding Fathers: The Puritans in England and America

Heaven on Earth (Puritan Paperbacks)

Liberty and Reformation in the Puritan Revolution

Morning Star of the Reformation

Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth

Plymouth Plantation 1620 - 1647

Puritan Sermons, 1659-1689

Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town

Puritans Among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption, 1676-1724 (John Harvard Library)

Puritans and Adventurers - Change and Persistence in Early America

Puritans and Yankees;: The Winthrop dynasty of New England, 1630-1717

Puritans in politics: The religious legislation of the Long Parliament 1640-1647 (The Courtenay library of reformation classics)

Select Sermons of George Whitefield

The Birth of Boston: Pilgrims, Puritans and Pioneers

The Constitution Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660

The Landing of the Pilgrims

The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather 1639-1723

The Market Day of the Soul: The Puritan Doctrine of the Sabbath in England, 1532-1700

The Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth-Century New England

The Puritan Ordeal

The Puritan saint: Religious experience, church membership, and piety in Connecticut, 1636-1776

The Puritans in America: A Narrative Anthology

Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea

Winthrop's Boston: Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649,

American Poetry - The Puritans Through Walt Whitman

Empire of Fortune: Crown, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years War in America

The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes With English Colonies from Its Beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty O

Worldly Saints

Exile and Kingdom : History and Apocalypse in the Puritan Migration to America (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)

 ...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

The Holy Spirit in Puritan Faith and Experience


Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving

Pilgrim's Progress, Puritan Progress: Discourses and Contexts

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

The Grandfathers Speak: Native American Folk Tales of the Lenape People (International Folk Tale Series)

Theocracy in Massachusetts: Reformation and Separation in Early Puritan New England

New England Frontier - Puritans and Indians 1620-1675

Providence Island, 1630-1641 - The Other Puritan Colony

The Defender's Study Bible - King James Version With Dust Jacket

The Puritan Experiment - New England Society from Bradford to Edwards

The Story of the Pilgrims

Puritan Hope

Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

The First Thanksgiving

The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

Biblical Theology (Puritan Writings)

Plymouth Colony: Its History and People

The Art of Divine Contentment

The Christian Warrior - Wrestling With Sin, Satan, the World and the Flesh (Puritan Writings)

The Genius of Puritanism (Puritanism)

The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts

The Ocean of Truth : The Story of Sir Isaac Newton

The Puritans on Prayer (Puritan Writings)

The Puritan Tradition in America, 1620-1730

The Quest for Meekness and Quietness of Spirit (Puritan Writings)

The Story of Liberty

A Guide to the Puritans

Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676 (Drama of American History)

Puritans: Religion and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England and America

The Magna Charta

The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England

The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop (2nd Edition)

A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Keeping the Heart (Puritan Writings)

Light and Heat: The Puritan View of the Pulpit

Of Plymouth Plantation

The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader

The Story of Thanksgiving

The Worship of the American Puritans

Cotton Mather: the Puritan Priest

Glorious Freedom: The Excellency of the Gospel Above the Law (Puritan Paperbacks)

Puritan Papers, Vol. 1: 1956-1959

So Dreadful a Judgment - Puritan Responses to King Philip's War, 1676-1677

The Mayflower Pilgrims : Roots of Puritan, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist Heritage

The Puritan Millennium: Literature and Theology, 1550-1682

The revived Puritan: the spirituality of George Whitefield

Puritan Papers, Vol. 2: 1960-1962

Puritan Papers, Vol. 3: 1963-1964

The Times of Their Lives : Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony

Protestantism in America

The Covenant Sealed: The Development of Puritan Sacramental Theology in Old and New England, 1570-1720

The Works of the Rev. Henry Scougal (Puritan Writings)  

Anne Hutchinson: Religious Reformer (Let Freedom Ring Biographies)

A Plea for the Godly - And Other Sermons (Puritan Writings)

Godly Clergy in Early Stuart England - The Caroline Puritan Movement, 1620-1643

Jerusalem's Glory: A Puritan's View of the Church

John Owen: The Man and His Theology

John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father

Mayflower 1620 : A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

Mayflower: The Voyage That Changed the World

Opening Scripture : Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England

Puritan Political Ideas - 1558-1794

The Beginnings of New England: The Puritan Theocracy in Its Relation to Civil and Religious Liberty

The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

Puritan Papers, Vol. 4: 1965-1967

The Devoted Life: An Invitation To The Puritan Classics

The Jamestown Colony (American Moments Set II)

The Puritans - A History in Documents

The Reformation: A History

Thomas Watson: Pastor Of St. Stephen's Walbook, London (Puritan Pulpit. English Puritans.)

American Jezebel : The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans

Pilgrims (American Moments)

Puritan Papers, Vol. 5: 1968-1969


Promoting a Greater Understanding of the Pilgrims and Puritans