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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245497

Description

xviii, 269 p. : maps ; 24 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Frontier and pioneer life
History 17th century.
Politics and government 17th century.
Social conditions 17th century.

Originator

Thompson, Roger, 1933-

Publication

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

Description

xviii, 269 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-257) and index.

ISBN

1558493042 (alk. paper)
9781558493049 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks F74.W33 T48 2001

Places

Massachusetts Watertown.
Watertown (Mass.)
Watertown