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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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boston 1775 Twitter Feed, 11-13 Jan 2010

Through Twitter and my Google Reader blog subscriptions I see a lot of interesting links which don’t leave me with much to say. I decided I’ll periodically aggregate them in a posting like this in case other folks might find them interesting, too.

  • RT @KevinLevin: Check out Juan Cole's response to Pat Robertson's idiotic outburst about Haiti #Haiti http://bit.ly/5DoDoU #
  • Birthday of Massachusetts Revolutionary with the best political instincts: John Hancock. Active late 1760s to death, never lost a race. #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1773: 1st public museum in America is established. The Charleston Museum: ow.ly/VFM9 #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: John Hancock purchased this baby rattle: ow.ly/VGdh // Sad story behind rattle: bit.ly/71sCI1 #
  • RT @Thos_Jefferson: "Thomas Jefferson Needs a Quill" courtesy of Sesame Street. ow.ly/VLIb #
  • Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE was published one day earlier than many books say: bit.ly/7kS3bw #
  • RT @teachinghistory: Nominate for Gilder Lehrman's History Teacher of the Year until 3/15. bit.ly/8LD76p #
  • RT @HistoricNE: It's Historic New England's centennial! Get involved in the launch of our second century at tiny.cc/fsQot #
  • Popular baby names in Boston in 1710—yes, a lot of them were named John and Mary: bit.ly/5QMUzO #
  • Not very good, and not very entertaining, either. // RT @RagLinen: Anyone ever see this Rev War movie ? Any good? tinyurl.com/yjef7ug #
  • RT @RagLinen: An Unlikely Spy Embedded as a Newspaper Printer During the American Revolutionary War: tinyurl.com/yjqps3x #
  • Redcoat soldier stabs another, stabs his wife, stabs himself—what's the story?! From Don Hagist: bit.ly/6chl1F #

1 comment:

DAG said...

Darn, I miss so much by being technologically embarrassed.