Works Cited

Please note that 2014 represents the “relaunch” year for That means we’re checking out new leads, rewriting articles and fact  checking.  Therefore, this works cited list is incomplete until, likely, December 2014. The below sources are either cited in this blog and we reviewed. If you see a citation in text not included below, just drop us a line and we’ll get that information to you!

Addison, Albert Christopher. The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and Its Place in the Life of To-day. 1911. of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

American Female Hangings at: Accessed April 2011.

Anderson, Robert C. “The Great Migration Begins” at

Anderson, Virginia Dejohn. “Migrants and Motives: Religion and the Settlement of New England, 1630-1640.  Colonial America. Katz, ed.

Atkins, Scott. “Puritan History.” American Studies at the University of Virginia.

Baker, James. The Pilgrims as People: Understanding the Plymouth Colonists.

Banks, Charles Edward.  English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1929.

Beckles, Hilary. “A ‘riotous and unruly lot’: Irish Indentured Servants and Freemen in the English West Indies, 1644-1713.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1, October 1990, p. 503-522.

Brown, Alexander.  The Genesis of the United States.  Houghton, Mifflin Publishing, 1890.

Berkin, Carol. First Generations: Women in Colonial America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Bishop, Ira Elmore Bishop.  “The Bishop Family in America” Collection. Vermont Historical Society.  Accessed 2010 and 2011.

Boorstin, Daniel. The Americans: The Colonial Experience. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.

Boroughs, J. Jason. “A New Insight into the Early Settlement of Plymouth Plantation.” The Plymouth Colony Archive Project.

Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation (AKA Of Plimoth Plantation orThe Journals of William Bradford) Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856.

Brooks, Rebecca Beatrice. “Where Is the Real Gallows Hill?” October 20, 2012.

Bunker, Nick. Making Haste from Babylon. Alfred Knopf, 2010.

Cahill, Robert. New England’s Cruel and Unusual Punishments. Old Saltbox Publishing House, no date.

Carpenter, Richard.  “Christopher Martin, Great Burstead, and the Mayflower.” Pamphlet, 1983.

Chapin, Bradley. Criminal Justice in Colonial America, 1606-1660. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1983.

Chartier, Craig S. “Livestock in Plymouth Colony,” Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project (PARP).

Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1607-1660, 1988.

Custer, Lawrence B. “Ordeal by Touch.” American Heritage Magazine, April/May 1986.

Davis, Kenneth C. America’s Hidden Deomocracy: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation. 2008.

Davis, William Thomas. Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth: Part I. Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates Part II. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. Vols 1-2. A. Williams and Company, 1923.

DearbornDavid Curtis. American Ancestors, Spring 2015.

Deetz, James and Patricia Scott Deetz. The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony. Anchor Press, 2000.

Demos, John.  A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony. Oxford University Press, 1970.

Deyo, Simeon, ed. History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts. 1890. New York: H. W. Blake & Co pages 366-418.

Eldridge, Larry. “’Crazy Brained’: Mental Illness in Colonial America.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 70 no.3 (1996) 361-386.

Fennell, Christopher. “Plymouth Colony Legal Structure” (1998) The Plymouth Colony Archive Project (1998).

Freeman, Frederick. The History of Cape Cod: The Annals of Barnstable County. 1862.

Friedman, Susan Hatters and Phillip Resnick.  “Child Murder by Mothers: Patterns and Prevention.”      World Psychiatry, vol.6 (3), October 2007, 137-141.

Genealogical Research in EnglandNew England Historical and Genealogical Register, July 1915.

A Godly Forme of Householde Government, 1598. No author, London, England.

Hanks, Charles Stedman. Our Plymouth: The Real Founders of Our Republic. Dana Estes and Company, 1907. (Book was edited for errors by the New England Historical Society before printing.)

Harlem, Andrew. “Exile as a Dissociative State: When a Self Is ‘Lost in Transit.’” Psychoanalytic Psychology 27 no. 4 (2010).

Hearn, Daniel Allen. Legal Executions in New England, A Comprehensive Reference, 1623–1960. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1999.

Hemphill, C. Dallet “Age Relations and the Social Order in Early New England: The Evidence from Manners.” Journal of Social History, winter 1994.

Historical Violence Database.

Hodgson, Godfrey. A Great and Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims and the Myth of the First Thanksgiving. New York: Public Affairs, 2006.

Hoffer, Peter and N.E.H. Hull.  Murdering Mothers: Infanticide in England and New England:  1558-1803.New York: New York University Press, 1984.

Hubbard, William.  A General History of New England from the Discovery to MDCLXXX. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848.

Jameson, J. Franklin, ed. Original Narratives of Early American History, Vol I: Winthrop’s Journal: 1630- 1649. American Historical Association, 1895.

Johnson, Caleb. The Mayflower and Her Passengers.

Johnson, Paul. A History of the American People. Harper Perennial Publishing, 1997.

Jordan, Jason. “Domestic Violence in Plymouth Colony.” The Plymouth Colony Archive Project.

Kogan, Ilany.  “Migration and Identity: Different Perspectives.” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis 91 (2010).

Kingsbury, Susan Myra.  The Records of the Virginia Company of London, 4 vols . US Government Printing Office, 1933.

Lauria, Laura. “Sexual Misconduct in Plymouth Colony” at

Lepore, Jill.  “Plymouth Rocked.” New Yorker, April 24, 2006.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” 1858.

Lost Colony Blog:

Maddox, Nonda Lee. “Early Plimoth Government” in Mayflower Quarterly,  vol 66, n, 3, Sept 2000. p 251.

Manchester, Jessie.  “Beyond Accommodation: Reconstructing the Insanity Defense to Provide an Adequate Remedy for Postpartum Psychotic Women.” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 93 nos.2-3 (2003).

Mann. Thomas and Janet Greene. Over Their Dead Bodies: Yankee Epitaphs and History. 1966.

McManus, Edgar.  Law and Liberty in Early New England: Criminal Justice and Due Process, 1620-1692. University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

Miracle, Amanda Lea.  Rape and Infanticide in Maryland, 1634-1689: Gender and Class in the Courtroom Contestation of Patriarchy on the Edge of the English Atlantic. A dissertation for Bowling Green State University, August 2008.

Monnette, Ora Eugene. First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, 1930.

Moran, Gerald and Maris Vinovskis. “The Great Care of Godly Parents: Early Childhood in Puritan New England.” Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 50 no.4/5, 1985.

Morgan, Edmund.  The Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth-Century New England. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

Murrin, John M. “Magistrates, Sinners, and a Precarious Liberty: Trial by Jury in Seventeenth-Century England.  In Saints and Revolutionaries: Essays on Early American History. Edited by David Hall, John Murrin and Thad Tate. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1984.

Neuzil, Anna.  “Women in Plymouth Colony, 1633-1668.” The Plymouth Colony Archive Project.

Nielsen, Kim. A Disability History of the United States. Beacon Press, 2013.

Noble, John. Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay Vol. II: 1630-1692. Boston: County of Suffolk, 1904.

Norcross, Jeff. “Coroner’s Inquests.” The Plymouth Colony Archive Project.        Accessed 2010 and 2011.

Northend, William. The Bay Colony: A Civil, Religious and Social History of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Its Settlements from the Landing at Cape Ann in 1624 to the death of Governor Winthrop in 1650. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1896.

Noyes, Ethel.The Women on the Mayflower and Women of Plymouth Colony. Plymouth: Memorial Press, 1921.

Plymouth Court Records (PCR). See detailed information at this post.

Plymouth Town Records aka Records of the Town of Plymouth Printed by Order of the Town, Volume I: 1635 – 1705, 1889.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. Penguin Publishing, 2006.

Pope, Charles Henry, ed. The Plymouth Scrap Book: The Oldest Original Documents in Extant in Plymouth. Transcribed  1918.

Powell, Sumner Chilton. Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1963.

Powers, Edwin. Crime and Punishment in Early Massachusetts: 1620-1692. Boston: Beacon Press, 1966.

Pulsifer, David, ed. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth of New England, Vol I: 1643-1651. Boston: William White Press, 1859 (see p 13 for symbol list).

Pury, Cynthia. “Psychological Courage, Immigration, and Colonists of Mars.” Psychology Today (Nov 2010).

Redmonds, George. Christian Names in Local and Family History. 2004.

Reich, Jerome. Colonial America. Prentice Hall, 1989.

Ross, Richard. “Puritan Godly Discipline in Comparative Perspective: Legal Pluralism and the Sources of Intensity.” American Historical Review (Oct 2008): 975-1002.

Roth, Randolph. “Child Murder in New England.” Social Science History 25, no. 1 (2001).

Roth, Randolph.  American Homicide. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2009.

Rothman, David. The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order in the New Republic. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.

Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of the Farmer’s Register (four volumes). Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1860.

Sheppard, Jill. “A Historical Sketch of Poor Whites of Barbados: From Indentured Servants to Redlegs.” Caribbean Studies, vol 14, no 3, 1974, p 71-94.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel. “List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth in 1643.” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol 4, 1850.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel. “The Passengers of the May Flower in 1620.” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol.1, 1847.

Simmons, C.H. Jr., ed., Plymouth Colony Records, vols. I and II, Wills and Inventories, 1633-1669, 1996.

Smith Jr., Leonard and Norma Smith. Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans. An Authorized Facsimile reproduction of records published serially 1901-1935 in “The Mayflower Descendant.” With an Added Index of Persons.2014. Original source is Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans (Massachusetts) vol. III, 1906.

Smith, Sarah Saunders.  The Founders of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Washington, D.C: Woodward and Lothrop, 1901.
Stannard, David E. The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture and Social Change. 1977.

Stratton, Eugene Aubrey.  Plymouth Colony, Its History and People. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986.

Swift, C.W.Cape Cod History and Genealogy.

Thompson, Robert. “Duxbury: A Pilgrim Suburb.”  The Mayflower Quarterly. Feb 1992, 26.

Thompson, Roger. Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County 1649-1699. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.

Tomlins, Christopher. “Reconsidering Indentured Servitude: European Migration and the Early American Labor Force, 1600-1775.” Labor History, 42 (1), 2001.

Torrey,Clarence.  New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.

Travers, Carolyn Freeman. “College of Sobriety: Servitude in Plymouth Colony.” The Compact, vol 31, no.2, Summer 2010.

Twichell, Joseph Hopkins.  John Winthrop: First Governor of the Massachusetts Colony. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898.

Unknown  Author. A Concise Historical Account of All the British Colonies in North-America.  London: J.Bew Publisher, 1775.

Unknown Author. A Collection of Original Papers Relative the History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Boston: Thomas and John Fleet Publishing , 1769.

Vaughan, Alden and Daniel Richter.  “Crossing the Cultural Divide: Indians and New Englanders, 1605-1763”   in Women’s Indian Captivity Narratives, Kathryn Derounian-Stodola, ed. 1998.


Walsh, unknown. “The Massachusetts Bay Colony and the General Court: The Observance of the Tercentenary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and of the General Court and One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” United States Government Printing Office, 1930.

Waterfield, Marge. The Sutton Family: Allied Lines Bishop, Bonham, Conger, Dunham, Fuller, Lothrop. 1986 (self-published).

Whately, William. A Care-Cloth, 1624.

Whittenmore, Henry.  Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, 1898.

Winslow, Edward. Good Newes from New England. 1624.

Winthrop, John. Winthrop’s Journal aka History of New England: 1630-1649.

Winthrop, Robert.   Life and Letters of John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company at their Emigration to New England (1630). Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.

Young, Alexander.  Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636. Boston: Charles S. Little and James Brown, 1846.

Young, Alexander. Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth from 1602 to 1625. Boston: Charles S. Little and James Brown, 1841.

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