Here are some items that were mentioned during the 8 August 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Roger Thompson about his book From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692.
From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), is available for purchase from NEHGS, Amazon.com and other booksellers.
From Deference to Defiance focuses on the history of Charlestown during this early critical time period. This comprehensive work covers topics such as where Charlestown residents originated in England, land issues, its relationship to the sea with a strong shipping industry, women, church, violence and the Glorious Revolution. Much of the content is presented in the form of case studies giving an up-front personal look at individual residents of Charlestown. At first glance you might think this is simply a book about Charlestown, Massachusetts. In reality, it’s a primer on understanding colonial New Englanders in the 1600s. Every 17th century scholar, researcher and genealogist should read this book.
In addition to From Deference to Defiance, Roger Thompson has written:
- Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649–1699
- Divided We Stand: Watertown 1630–1680
- Cambridge Cameos: Stories of Life in Seventeenth-Century New England
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, the publisher of From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Massachusetts and California. A big thank you to the New England Historic Genealogical Society for their generosity.