The enemies of this Bible Commonwealth were not all on the opposite side of the water. The dissenting spirit which brought the Puritans to Massachusetts could not be kept within the limits set by a small ruling class. Almost immediately there appeared individuals and groups of people who carried their dissent farther still, so far in fact that they in turn became exiles and founders of new colonies in which they were able to develop more freely their own theories.
Andrews, C. M., Fathers of New England, chs. I, II, IV. Channing, United States, I, chs. X-XII. Eggleston, Beginners of a Nation, bk. II. Fiske, J., Beginnings of New England, 50-114. Adams, J. T., Founding of New England, chs. I-VII. Palfrey, J. G. , History of New England (too detailed for most readers).
Cheyney, E. P., European Background, ch. XII. Cambridge Modern History, II, 342-376. Walker, W., Calvin, especially chs. XIV, XV. Gardiner, S. R., Puritan Revolution, 1-6, chs. IV, V. (His History of England, 1603-1642, is useful for reference; see especially I, 16-41.) Becker, C., Beginnings of the American People, 80-100 (suggestive).
Puritanism in the Old World.
Winsor, America, III, ch. VIII. Dexter, M., Story of the Pilgrims. Dexter, H. M., and M., England and Holland of the Pilgrims. Brown, J., Pilgrim Fathers (sympathetic English account). Usher, R. G., Tke Pilgrims and Their History.