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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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Twitter Feed, 16-27 Feb 2010

  • Edward Rothstein reviews new NYC African Burying Ground Museum for NY TIMES: nyti.ms/cZSQ0A #
  • Went out tonight in storm for event. GAHHHHHH! But pretty good, long discussion of Phillis Wheatley at BPL. #
  • Terrific illustrated intro to forensic anthropology of early British America—WRITTEN IN BONE, by Sally M. Walker bit.ly/cfZKow #
  • RT @LooknBackward: Letter from a Revolutionary War spy, Written in invisible ink. bit.ly/cbm4a3 || Woburn's own Benjamin Thompson. #
  • .@PaulRevereHouse: Feb 25 1775 found Paul Revere DETAINED on Castle Island. // Whoa! Probably a misinterpretation: bit.ly/9J8UKi #
  • How did the American Revolution affect the Cape Cod fisheries? Talk on Wed, 3 Mar, in Concord, MA: bit.ly/94iBTp #
  • RT @lucyinglis: Mystery Item #3 post.ly/Pj8u // Not for coffee, tea, or chocolate, sez our hostess. #
  • RT @magpie: American Experience (PBS) this week is Dolley Madison - partly filmed at Montpelier, and looks to be entertaining. #
  • RT @odellmuseum: Last night's blog post bit.ly/97ScTH - Bringing 1759 powder horn back to Nova Scotia. We are very excited. #
  • RT @universalhub: 150th anniversary of the poem that made Paul Revere famous bit.ly/cATVW6 #
  • RT @2palaver: Lecture series offers views on the American Revolution & Civil War in New Canaan, CT bit.ly/cJK7ik #
  • RT @Gozaic: Check out Portsmouth's Black Heritage Trail. Walking and driving tour with 24 sites. ow.ly/1beVK #BlackHistoryMonth #
  • RT @publichistorian RT @lindabnorris: New post: When should you close down your historic house? bit.ly/94TAsk #
  • RT @rjseaver: thanks Tom Champoux for news and pix from NEHGS/Ancestry Family History Day in Boston - see tinyurl.com/NEHGSfhd #
  • Two news items on George Washington and books from @JBD1: bit.ly/binZYS #
  • RT @history_book: A Brief Narrative of the Case & Tryal of John Peter Zenger: with Related Documents - by Paul Finkelman j.mp/91L95u #
  • @odellmuseum Indeed, Halfax had Stamp Act protests in 1765, so the 13 lower colonies were still hoping for support 10 years later. #
  • @odellmuseum Looking at Washington's plan to raid Halifax garrison for gunpowder in Aug 1775 with 300 men. Plan faded after 6 weeks. #
  • Profile of British light dragoon, 1736-1781, at British Soldiers, American Revolution: bit.ly/afAZMs #
  • BOSTON GLOBE gives op-ed space to DC correspondent to highlight history behind his book FLIGHT FROM MONTICELLO: bit.ly/9aylp1 #
  • WALL ST JOURNAL review of Michael Kranish's FLIGHT FROM MONTICELLO, on Jefferson's response to British march thru VA: bit.ly/9JVHh3 #
  • RT @magpie: Blog commenter asks about the progress public historians have made showing "behind the scenes" to public bit.ly/czfHp0 #
  • RT @TJMonticello: Jefferson in spaace! Early evidence of UFO? bit.ly/arNWiC NASA/Monticello/Han Solo connection nyti.ms/agbDCY #
  • RT @history_book: Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York - by Thomas M. Truxes - Yale UP bit.ly/9RsTva #
  • .@RagLinen A detail of Paul Revere's "View of the Year 1765" engraving using #comics technique: bit.ly/9ZQO62 #
  • RT @RagLinen: New Rag Linen blog post: [advertisement for] Paul Revere's "View of the Year 1765" - tinyurl.com/yzl5nqn #
  • RT @2palaver: John Brown House slave tunnels: Fact or fantasy? Providence, RI bit.ly/cgePPq #
  • RT @ezraklein: This might be the single best thing I've read on Yoo, Bybee, & Bush admin's approach to torture. bit.ly/ccOQeU #
  • Wednesday's Friends of the Minute Man Park lecture is on changes in fauna and flora in Concord since 1775: bit.ly/cKPHbM #
  • Large majority of Americans believe George Washington told a lie or two as President: bit.ly/aETIR6 #
  • Four great African-American migrations? BOSTON GLOBE review of Ira Berlin's MAKING OF AFRICAN AMERICA: bit.ly/9yS6m9 #
  • RT @GeoWashington: Found in NY home: Gilbert Stuart portrait of me. Never liked it! Auction estimate is $300k. bit.ly/biOBbQ #
  • RT @SecondVirginia: @GeoWashington was actually born 11 Feb 1732. Switch in 1752 from Julian to Gregorian calendar... bit.ly/b4UPOL #
  • Considering Hester Bateman, London silversmith—did she make everything that bears her mark? Anything? bit.ly/cZ9dJp #
  • Tomorrow in the snow—Richard Katula talks Edward Everett, George Washington & the lyceum movement: bit.ly/9rwSNx #
  • Boston's Museum of Fine Arts rehangs monumental painting of George Washington at Delaware: bit.ly/cjDia4 #
  • France buys the manuscript of Casanova's memoirs as national treasure: bit.ly/cEP7or Would USA ever buy Warren Beatty's memoirs? #
  • Song from 1776: "And a Privateering we will go, my boys…" Song titled "Manly," which could launch 1000 SNL skits. bit.ly/bqU12z #
  • WASH POST covers slaves and early Presidents at the White House: bit.ly/d4eZHl #
  • RT @rjseaver: posted Bible pages from RevWar Pension File for Treasure Chest Thursday - see tinyurl.com/RSTT0218 #genealogy #
  • Printed trade cards, invoices, other documentation // RT @lucyinglis: London Tradeswomen, Part 1 post.ly/OWV3 #
  • RT @DedhamHistory: Story on Boston.com about the old Village Ave cemetery, one of the oldest in the country. bit.ly/cRA5A2 #
  • RT @history_book: Inglorious Rebellion: The Jacobite Risings of 1708, 1716 & 1719 - Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson j.mp/cEpzzT #
  • Food historian Sandy Oliver on how Washington dined, from the BOSTON GLOBE: bit.ly/drPR1a #
  • RT @hallnjean: Black Revolutionary seamen 1775-1783 bit.ly/KzDfP from PBS 'Africans in America' resource bank // But image is forgery #
  • RT @wceberly: Feb 17, 1782, French & British battle in Indian Ocean; begins 14-month-long series of 5 battles bit.ly/9PVdN4 #
  • RT @lucyinglis: RT @artful_bodger: RT @elecmonk: 18th Century Theives' Cant bit.ly/d2kYxx #
  • Ged Carbone's book on George Washington launches at Rhode Island Hist Socy tomorrow (Thurs) at 6:00: bit.ly/8Yfnle #
  • Assessing the Revolutionary memoir of John Polhemus at Walking the Berkshires: bit.ly/dmV9yr #
  • "Listen, my children,…" This year is 150th anniversary of Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride". Upcoming commemorations: bit.ly/aVhWLG #

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