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Divided we stand :Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680 /Roger Thompson.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Thompson, Roger, 1933-
Publication
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press
Date
c2001.
Description
Established in 1630, Watertown was among the original six towns of Massachusetts. Its early history was marked by frequent disputes, a penchant for questioning authority, and an atmosphere of tension and discord. In recounting the story of Watertown's formative years, Roger Thompson examines how the community managed to avoid descending into anarchy. He also explores the ways in which English settlers preserved their habits of behavior in a new-world environment, even as they were obliged to innovate and embrace change.
xviii, 269 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-257) and index.
ISBN
1558493042 (alk. paper)
9781558493049 (alk. paper)
GUSN
245497
Call Number
Stacks F74.W33 T48 2001
Descriptive terms
Frontier and pioneer life
History 17th century.
Politics and government 17th century.
Social conditions 17th century.
Places
Massachusetts Watertown.
Watertown (Mass.)
Watertown

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