These books and website are recommended for adults and young adults who are exploring the history and impact of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony.


Cline, Duane. “The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony 1620.” The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony:1620, 2013,

Great, Webmaster. “Research Resources.” Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants – HOME, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendant, 2021, Editors. “The Mayflower.”, A&E Television Networks, 4 Mar. 2010,

Johnson, Caleb., 1994,

“The Mayflower – MAYFLOWER 2020 Anniversary: Mayflower 400.” Mayflower, Friends of the Mayflower 400, Plymouth, 2020,

“The Pilgrims.” The Mayflower Society, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2021,

“Resources for Mayflower History.” Resources, Michigan Mayflower Descendants, 24 Oct. 2019,


Beale, David O. The Mayflower Pilgrims: Roots of Puritan, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist Heritage. Ambassador-Emerald International, 2000.

Bradford, William, and Samuel Eliot Morison. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647. Knopf, 2015.

Bradford, William, and Inc Plimoth Plantation. Governor William Bradford’s Letter Book. Applewood Books, 2001.

“Bradford’s Manuscript ‘Of Plimoth Plantation.’”, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , 2021,,


Brewster, Dorothy. William Brewster of the Mayflower; Portrait of a Pilgrim. New York University Press, 1970.

Bunker, Nick, and Bernadette Dunne. Making Haste from Babylon: [The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World : A New History. Books on Tape, 2010. Open WorldCat,

Burbank, Theodore P. A Guide to Plymouth’s Historic Old Burial Hill, with Stories from behind the Grave Stones: Shipwrecks, Curses, Intriguing Epitaphs, Tragedies, Forgotten Wars, Pilgrim Love Stories, Puritan History, Includes: Names Index with Grave Location Indicator. 2006.

Curtin, Kathleen, et al. Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2005.

Deetz, James, and Patricia E. Scott Deetz. The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony. Anchor Books, 2001.

Dupertuis Bangs, Jeremy. Strangers and Pilgrims, Travellers and Sojourners: Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation. General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2013.

Gaskill, Malcolm. Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans. 2020.

Heath, Dwight B. A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth: Mourt’s Relation, a Relation or Journal of the English Plantation Settled at Plymouth in New England. Corinth Books: Distributed by the Citadel Press, 1963. Available online:

Hodgson, Godfrey. A Great & Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving. Public Affairs; Perseus Running, 2007.

Hornblower, Malabar, and Inc Plimoth Plantation. The Plimoth Plantation New England Cookery Book. 1990.

Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. John Murray, 2009.

Johnson, Caleb H. The Mayflower and Her Passengers. Xlibris, 2006.

Lee, Christopher. 1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft, & the Birth of the Stuart Era. St. Martin’s Press, 2004.

Main, Gloria L. Peoples of a Spacious Land: Families and Cultures in Colonial New England. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Morison, Samuel Eliot, and Charles H. Overly. The Story of the “Old Colony” of New Plymouth [1620-1692. Knopf, 1960.

Muttart, William P., and Linda R. Ashley. One Hundred & Eleven Questions & Answers Concerning the Pilgrims: Passengers on the Mayflower, 1620. Mayflower Books, 2009.

O’Neill, Stephen C. and Marshfield (Mass.) Historical Society. The Life of Peregrine White: The First Englishman Born in New England. 2020.

Philbrick, Nat and Penguin. The Mayflower and the Pilgrim’s New World. Puffin Books, 2009.

Philbrick, Nathaniel, and Jeffrey L. Ward. Mayflower: Voyage, Community, War. 2020.

Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Passenger References: (From Contemporary Records & Scholarly Journals). 2015.

Stavely, Keith. America’s Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking. Univ Of North Carolina Pr, 2015.

Stoddard, Francis R. The Truth about the Pilgrims. Clearfield, 1995.

Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691. Ancestry Pub., 1986.

Willison, George F. Saints and Strangers. Ballantine, 1965.

Winslow, Edward. Good News from New England. London, 1624. Available online: