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 04, 2006

Half the Population

I'm pleased to have managed a whole week of profiles of females from Revolutionary Massachusetts—and without resorting to Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, or Deborah Sampson Gannett!


The fifth of November,
As you well remember,
Was gunpowder treason and plot…

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