J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween? Bah, humbug!

Revolutionary Boston didn't celebrated Halloween; the society was too busy getting ready, with excitement or dread, for "Pope Night" on the 5th. But here's an earlier posting about Boston boys and their ghosts.

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