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Brothers Among NationsThe Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660$
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Cynthia Van Zandt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195181241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.001.0001

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Alliance Making and the Struggle for the Soul of Plymouth Colony

Alliance Making and the Struggle for the Soul of Plymouth Colony

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(p.86) 4 Alliance Making and the Struggle for the Soul of Plymouth Colony
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Brothers Among Nations
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Cynthia J. Van Zandt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.003.0006

This chapter examines two competing views of successful colonization, one represented by Plymouth colonist William Bradford and the other by his fellow colonist Isaac Allerton. Whereas Bradford sought a community having limited associations with outsiders, Allerton recognized the crucial importance of ever-expanding alliance networks, forging a series of transatlantic, intercolonial, and intercultural alliances and trade networks, including with Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Thomas Morton, Abenakis and Algonqians in New England, and the Dutch in New Netherland.

Keywords:   Plymouth, Isaac Allerton, William Bradford, alliance, trade, Ferdinando Gorges, Thomas Morton, Algonquians, Dutch

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