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, September 23, 2008

Warren in Worcester, 25 Sept 2008

Also on Thursday, 25 September, the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester is hosting a lecture by author Nancy Rubin Stuart based on her new book, The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation. The description:

Mercy Otis Warren was also the fiery wife of Massachusetts patriot James Warren, the mother of five sons, and friend and close colleague to John and Abigail Adams. Warren secretly authored anti-British plays during the Revolution, penned an influential pamphlet arguing for a Bill of Rights, and authored The History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution.
Warren also produced a mind-bogglingly impressive piece of embroidery now at the Pilgrim Hall museum in Plymouth, so I’ve come to think of her as Revolutionary New England’s “woman who does everything more beautifully than you.”

Stuart has written biographies about spiritualist Maggie Fox, industrialist Marjorie Merriweather Post, and monarch Isabella of Castile.


Lcarmi said...

Could you please correct the spelling of the author's name in your post?
Lisa C

J. L. Bell said...

Sure ’nough! I’d spotted and corrected an error about her previous books in the event announcement, and the capitalization of her book’s subtitle, but I didn’t think to look at the author’s name.