In her new book The World of Plymouth Plantation, Dr. Carla Pestana, UCLA History Professor and Chair, provides a comprehensive understanding of Plymouth and adds a great deal of knowledge to what was previously known and published. These new additions and nuances contribute to a better historical account of what happened by debunking myths and connecting it to the wider world.

Interview Chapters:

0:04 – Intro

0:54 – How does the book challenge the dominant national mythology of Plymouth?

2:30 – “Connections rather than isolation sit at the heart of the Plymouth story.” Why is that important?

5:09 – Main contributions and takeaways of the book.

8:40 – How is this useful to us in contemporary times?

11:32 – Conclusion

To learn more, check out Professor Pestana’s book The World of Plymouth Plantation.


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