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How Firm a Foundation: William Bradford and Plymouth

By: John M. Pafford

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: P2140

ISBN: 0788421409

Condition: 140 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 140 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The United States was built on the foundation laid by the Pilgrims-Christian faith, recognition of the value of virtue and order to society, and freedom balanced between community and individualism. The Pilgrims also demonstrated entrepreneurship and a strong work ethic, recognized the need for effective armed forces, and created our most cherished national holiday, Thanksgiving. William Bradford, the governor and chronicler of the Plymouth colony in the seventeenth century, was the first great American political figure and the first American historian of significance. He was the dominant pers... View more info

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Two Christian Commonwealths: William Bradford’s Plymouth and John Winthrop’s Massachusetts

By: John M. Pafford

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: P4231

ISBN: 0788442317

Condition: 268 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 268 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This study examines the English Reformation, its aftermath, and the resultant impact on the founding of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. The primary focus is on the efforts of William Bradford and John Winthrop to build a Christian body politic, which would have representative government and individual rights. They tried to establish virtuous societies with freedom, but freedom within the context of Biblical teaching. Discussions include the background of the English Reformation, the journey to the New World, exploration and the establishment of Plymouth, the beginnings of Massachusetts Bay, th... View more info

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John Jay: The Forgotten Founder

By: John M. Pafford

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2009

Seller ID: P5009

ISBN: 0788450093

Condition: 336 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, 336 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


As the third century of American history develops, it is essential to renew our knowledge of and respect for the beliefs upon which this country was founded and the great men who propounded them. The most significant Founding Fathers of our country include: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay. Jay is the least known today; however, in his time, he was considered by many to be the logical successor to Washington as chief executive of the new country. Among the positions he held were: president of the Continental Con... View more info