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Reading William Penn’s Letter Recruiting Colonists to America | Primary Source Close Reads Explained

What does reading colonist recruitment letters from the 1600s tell us about how those in the Old World viewed America? In this episode of Primary Source Close Reads Explained, Kirk dissects a letter written by William Penn to recruit colonists to the New World in 1683. Penn details the beauty, serenity, and potential for success in America for anyone willing to move across the ocean and start a new life. What does Penn see as some of the most significant opportunities for those coming to America? What does this letter not tell us about the New World?

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