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, April 09, 2010

Twitter Feed, 25 Mar-8 Apr 2010

  • RT @KevinLevin: Teaching the history of New England? www.memorialhall.mass.edu/ #
  • William Falconer's dictionary of maritime and shipbuilding terms from 1780: bit.ly/bIu65L #
  • RT @2palaver: Kudos: HistoriCorps—new Colorado program engages the public in saving historic places bit.ly/be6gAt via @PresNation #
  • RT @HistoricalChoc: Historical rabbit poetry from the 18th century! bit.ly/9Ke4Ek #
  • From @bostonhistory, a Loyalist's perception of Lexington & Concord and Bunker Hill: bit.ly/briTW2 #
  • From Anthony Vaver, life stories of convicted thief Levi Ames: bit.ly/amd4cT Background on Ebenezer Richardson: bit.ly/9xw3RM #
  • RT @Boy_Monday: "I am sorry that we live in a nation where there are so many unreasonable pepell." ~ Duke of Marlborough, 27 March 1703. #
  • RT @gordonbelt: NPR: Tea Party Adopts 'Don't Tread On Me' Flag; Joseph Ellis discusses the flag's history and context: bit.ly/asAMUV #
  • @bostonhistory Hadn't seen that Loyalist account. Clearly not first-hand, so historians may have set it aside. Useful for perceptions, tho. #
  • RT @RagLinen: Pre-Revolutionary War betting odds – tinyurl.com/yfrf39l // Newport newspaper predicting London would back down. #
  • Cool #comics list features McCulloch and Hendrix's STAGGER LEE, terrific use of medium to explore history: bit.ly/domxR1 #
  • RT @lucyinglis: RT @DaintyBallerina: 18th Century sex toys auctioned bit.ly/9gGHPg // "believed to be French" #
  • RT @aimeeburpee: RT @PHLhistory: Face jug found in Philly linked to slave colony bit.ly/di7BKh (via @HistoricLewes) #
  • RT @wceberly: 236 yrs today, Mar 28, 1774, Upset by Boston Tea Party, British Parliament enacts Coercive Acts bit.ly/931Lwi #
  • Gravestone of Elizabeth Munroe, died in Concord in 1750 at age 39 after having ten children: bit.ly/aH0Q0D #
  • RT @history_book: Portraiture, Dynasty & Power: Art Patronage in Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1759 - Catherine Tite. tinyurl.com/yzzsyur #
  • Public panel on 14 April about the preservation of history in Coventry, RI: bit.ly/d9Zrpl #
  • RT @TJMonticello: RT @MagBaroque: Soundscapes in Jefferson's America explores the musical world of Thomas Jefferson. is.gd/b54AR #
  • RT @lucyinglis: My review of Horace Walpole exhibition at the @V_and_A for the @RIBAJ April issue bit.ly/9nBUlF #strawberryhill #
  • RT @lucyinglis: Mystery Item #5 post.ly/WOUi #georgianlondon // It involves growing things. #
  • RT @Harvard_Press: The BBC asks Paul Halliday about habeas corpus - bit.ly/aju7O0 His book "required reading" - bit.ly/9U6Y98 #
  • RT @jmadelman: What's the oldest American work under copyright protection? @LibraryLaw has a possible answer. bit.ly/b4NGer // Adams! #
  • RT @halseanderson: Historical research is a serious butt-in-chair activity … If you cut corners, you'll miss the best stuff. #asklaurie #
  • RT @halseanderson: My next book is FORGE (sequel to CHAINS). Pub date 10/19. Mark your calendar! #asklaurie #
  • Fine gossipy talk by Bill Poole at the Lexington Historical Society on Friday night. Still suspect Solomon Browne might have fired first. #
  • Gravestone from Marblehead, 1771 - now we'd probably spell the name Crowninshield bit.ly/bC9xNL #
  • @RagLinen Shared thoughts about Solomon Browne in this talk: bit.ly/bGpkI6 He's the first one I'd want to sit down and ask. #
  • @RagLinen Best historical comics I've seen are outside RevWar period: JOURNEY INTO MOHAWK COUNTRY, STAGGER LEE, SUSPENDED IN LANGUAGE. #
  • American Antiquarian Society's Adopt-a-Book fundraiser on 30 March, or by mail: bit.ly/bVThlG #
  • RT @history_book: West Indian Slavery and British Abolition, 1783-1807 - David Beck Ryden. bit.ly/9ciBwg #
  • RT @SharonCTHistory: In Connecticut many children are introduced to the Rev War via: mybrothersamisdead.historyofredding.com/ #
  • From @RagLinen, men behaving badly in Barnstable: bit.ly/dpc06j Political dispute? Medical rivalry? Both? #
  • Gravestone from Arlington, MA, 1768: "Til we from bands of clay releas'd / Spring out and climb the shining road." bit.ly/dpciBH #
  • Levi Ames finally executed, protected from graverobbers, 21 Oct 1773: bit.ly/dwsS7J #
  • RT @MilestoneDocs: Today in History: Abigail Adams asks John Adams to "remember the ladies" bit.ly/bUyKJh #
  • RT @Harvard_Press: Browse the original 18th-century source volumes for "The Book That Changed Europe" - bit.ly/ctFK8f #
  • RT @history_book: Venture Smith and the Buisiness of Slavery and Freedom - by James Brewer Stewart (ed.). j.mp/csc4Ka #
  • Mass History conference, 7 June in Worcester. Theme: "Imagining Lives: Preserving & Interpreting Personal Stories" bit.ly/93EAje #
  • Generals Washington and Lee thank Massachusetts Provincial Congress for their 1775 welcome, keep their worries private: bit.ly/cJzCkK #
  • RT @universalhub: bit.ly/aoB01f | Man who accepted reward for finding Lexington Green plaque arrested for stealing…other plaques. #
  • RT @quackwriter: RT @patrickbaty: A short slideshow of today's work on an eighteenth century Soho shopfront - bit.ly/bDJwFR #
  • RT @history_book: The First HMS Invincible (1747-58): Her Excavations (1980-1991) - by John M Bingeman - Oxbow Books. bit.ly/aW43EQ #
  • RT @history_book: Oligarchy, Dissent & the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays & Reviews - K. Schweizer j.mp/baUAnh #
  • Walking tour of Mt Auburn Cemetery focused on Myth-Makers of the American Revolution, 10 Apr: bit.ly/dyIlnu #
  • Full issue of FIGHTING YANK comic book from 1949, with backup story about Valley Forge! bit.ly/9p13qr #
  • RT @hallnjean: Grad student uncovers Haiti's Declaration of Independence—in London! bit.ly/awd2Te via Adele #
  • RT @jmadelman: T.H. Breen on the Revolution and the Tea Party Movement: bit.ly/bR8WUL #teaparty #history #
  • This month is 235th anniversary of Paul Revere's ride, 150th anniversary of Longfellow's idea for "Paul Revere's Ride": bit.ly/aVhWLG #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1792: Congress passes Coinage Act, authorizing establishment of the U.S. Mint. Numismatics: ow.ly/1u6Qk #
  • RT @hallnjean: William Wales, "Journal of a Voyage…To Churchill River, On the North-West Coast of Hudson's Bay" (1770) bit.ly/crRSi6 #
  • RT @RagLinen: fishy consequence of the Boston Tea Party: tinyurl.com/yk435u8 // News item confirms thesis of @bencarp's upcoming book #
  • @RagLinen Tea Party study by @bencarp posits that pressure to look good to other ports made Bostonians act radical. Hence boasting later. #
  • RT @Crafthole: @SarahSiddons: @patrickbaty: @BirkbeckEMS: @MagBaroque: Early color circles (ca. 1708): bit.ly/cbR5kA -Oh WOW! #
  • RT @hallnjean: In defense of Hudson's Bay sailor & Chief Factor Moses Norton (c.1735-1773), & his Aboriginality bit.ly/bGpvZu #
  • Battle of Saratoga showed up in TWO #comics I read today. One was this MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM strip: bit.ly/aF5AEu #
  • From Eldred's auction house, Ben Franklin's certificate of a French loan of 1m silver livres to USA in 1781: bit.ly/bh0Dqv #
  • RT @RagLinen: New Rag Linen collection: The Battle of Bunker Hill -- tinyurl.com/y997k9g #
  • A gentleman from Massachusetts to a friend in London, Jan 1775: yeah, we bad—you better not mess with us! bit.ly/cqUCkO #
  • RT @rjseaver: posted list of new or updated databases at LDS FamilySearch Record Search for March - see tinyurl.com/RSFSRS03 #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: visit the Paul Revere House tomorrow - our first Monday in 2010! bit.ly/csyysS #
  • NY Public Library's online exhibit on and "networked edition" of Voltaire's CANDIDE from 1759: bit.ly/6M6VW6 #
  • Photos of gravestone of Mintus Brenton (d 1774) of Newport, mutilated between 1974 and 2008: bit.ly/8Zg0qO #
  • Resources for teaching "Paul Revere's Ride," the historical event and the Longfellow poem: bit.ly/bhETOe #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Who knew someone could actually shut Andy Jackson's mouth for 176 years? nyti.ms/9ChEHm h/t @histdetectives #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives [e.g., Dick Armey] are rewriting it: bit.ly/cGrEmh #
  • RT @TJMonticello: RT @woodpainter: Flight from #Monticello: Thomas #Jefferson at War Webcast (Library of Congress) bit.ly/bNsJTL #LOC #
  • RT @franceshunter Manifest destiny that never was: Spanish conspiracy to break off Kentucky from U.S. ow.ly/1uIeu // James Wilkinson! #
  • RT @universalhub: There was an emu on the loose in Waltham today bit.ly/aJidtA // This never happened when John Hancock was governor! #
  • RT @history_book: Anatomy of the Ship: Captain Cook's Endeavor - by Karl Heinz Marquardt - Conway. bit.ly/cC5Mhn #
  • Gravestones carved by Pompe Stevens of Newport? More handsome photos from Vast Public Indifference: bit.ly/ajWHBa #
  • Spent two hours analyzing if John Hancock visited @GeoWashington in Cambridge, 1775. Decided John Adams likely wrong, John Trumbull right. #
  • The 1790 US Census questions: easy to answer, all free white females stuck in one box: bit.ly/9VGjjb #
  • Fatal escape attempt from Connecticut's Old New-Gate Prison in 1774: bit.ly/bY3Xbi #
  • Events connected to Paul Revere's ride start coming thick and fast this weekend: www.paulreveresride.org/ #
  • Today is anniversary of 1st capture by Continental Navy in 1776. But other American naval ships had made captures: bit.ly/9Hk2c8 #
  • RT @DUKEpress: scholars still want print books, journals, but also online availability: bit.ly/d4xYyn // We want EVERYthing! (+free) #
  • @historynerd55 Glad you enjoyed the pieces of Concord's North Bridge. Hoping today's hot weather helps dry the ground there by anniversary. #
  • Book TV interviews author John Nagy on Revolutionary War spycraft: bit.ly/aUEHIC #
  • Children's-book author Cynthia Lord takes a field trip to Philadelphia's Revolutionary sites: bit.ly/c0f1MY #
  • Historical documents from Jefferson, Washington, Burgoyne, Hancock, Gerry et al. up for auction next week via @JBD1: bit.ly/avXJC4 #
  • Roger Sherman's notes on the state of Connecticut, 1782, plus links to other statesmen's answers to same queries: bit.ly/cQxAAk #
  • Josh Marshall asks if the US far right is all about the Constitution, why are they upset about centralized govt? bit.ly/9Owbj1 #
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings as rooster and hen in 1804 political cartoon: bit.ly/ch11Wo #
  • RT @Harvard_Press: What does the history of federalism tell us about modern-day constitutional debates? - bit.ly/aRhb1v #
  • How Longfellow wrote and published "Paul Revere's Ride" as America moved toward war 150 years ago: bit.ly/boYD0r #

1 comment:

J. L. Bell said...

Clearly I gotta do this more often.