Colonial historian Roger Thompson presents a survey of the genealogical and historical sources he used in both the USA and the UK to trace individual families and groups who settled in 17th-century Charlestown, Massachusetts, with examples from specific case studies. Professor Thompson’s most recent work, From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692 is published by NEHGS. Discover how rigorous scholarship and research methods can bring this vibrant world to life.
The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
About the speaker: Roger Thompson is emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, where he taught American Colonial History for thirty years. He has also taught at many other distinguished institutions, including Eton College and several major American universities. Mr. Thompson is the author of ten books on English and American early modern history. Listen to excerpts from Mr. Thompson’s last program at NEHGS
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