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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Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the...Santa Maria?

Today's Boston Globe offers an important lesson on the value of Boston's Revolutionary history. Local graduate student Ogi Ogas knew the names of the three ships raided for their cargos of tea in December 1773—but he didn't know the names. And the price of that missing confidence was $500,000.

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