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The Otis Family in Provincial and Revolutionary Massachusetts

John Waters, Jr.

Copyright 1968
University of North Carolina Press

A Prize-Winning Book

  • Jamestown Prize (1968)

The Otis family was largely responsible for committing Barnstable to the revolutionary cause, a move that irrevocably undermined the placid, homogenous nature of their society. As he discusses the reactions of the Otises and their community to this crisis, Waters illuminates the causes of the Revolution itself.

Originally published in 1968.

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