The Great Dying: New England’s Coastal Plague, 1616-1619

“[How] strangely they have decreased by the Hand of God… and it hath generally been observed that where the English come to settle, a Divine Hand makes way for them.” – Daniel Denton, early American colonist The popular Pilgrim myth involves a persecuted group of Christian reformers who fled England … Continue reading The Great Dying: New England’s Coastal Plague, 1616-1619