I’m finally posting the edited and annotated Standish of Standish that I’ve been working on all summer. The Pilgrims were late when they left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. A serious of unfortunate events had postponed the trip several times. They arrived in the new world just in time for a New England winter, with disastrous consequences.
As you can tell, my own venture has also been delayed, but fortunately I’m not dealing with a life-or-death situation! I’ve added a few essays providing some biographical information on Austin, a clarification of passenger names, and some context about the book itself. This has taken hours and hours, but it’s finally ready!
In the seven years that I’ve been researching Austin, I have had only two conversations with people who read the book (I am not counting my dissertation advisor, since our conversations were a little different!). I’m really anxious to hear what people think about it! If you download it, please either join our Facebook discussion (www.facebook.com/inventingthepilgrims) or post comments here!
Technical notes: This PDF file is 1 mg. Kindles, Nooks, and other tablets should be able to access it. I prefer print myself, and maybe someday I’ll make this available as a print edition (or find a publisher), but for now, that didn’t seem feasible. You could print it, but it’s 225 pages!