The Pilgrim Fathers of New England: A History
A History of the English Puritan
Both of these books were written by W. Carlos Martyn and published in New York by the American Tract Society, in 1867.
We suggest, however, that you take more than just "a look." Rather, read through the introductions, look carefully at the detailed names and descriptions of the chapters, and zero in on some of the subtopics. Why? Because these books give us an in-depth, nineteenth century look back at the beginning of this country: starting with the Pilgrim experience in Europe (England and Holland) and their search for a new colony.
In the preface of The Pilgrim Fathers of New England: A History, Martyn writes: "...however well history may have been written, it is desirable that it should be re-written from time to time by those who look from an advanced position, giving in every age to the peculiar and marked developments of the past, a simple, compact and picturesque representation." Martyn accomplished this by giving us his 1860s perspective of events that occurred over 200 years in the past.
Martyn wrote for those of us who look to the past with the possibility of gaining a new perspective of the present. Is that why we, in general, write books? and collect volumes of them? and put them in special places like the Bullis Room? (Something to think about as you digest your Thanksgiving meal today.)