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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Friday, January 12, 2007

Meet Isaiah Thomas at the AAS, 19 Jan 2007

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester sends word of a public program featuring first-person portrayals of three social reformers, including Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), one of Boston's radical Revolutionary printers, a leading popular publisher of the early republic, and founder of the AAS.

The event particulars:

Rabble Rousers and Reformers
A showcase of historical one-person shows for schools, historical societies, and professional associations

Friday, 19 January 2007 (snow date: 26 January)
3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Goddard-Daniels House, 190 Salisbury Street in Worcester (cater-corner across the street from the AAS library)

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Also on the bill are depictions of Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887), an Abolitionist and women’s-rights activist, and John B. Gough (1817-1886), a temperance advocate. The overall event is presented by the AAS and the New England History Teachers Association.

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