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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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Twitter Feed, 25 Apr-4 May 2010

  • N. C. Wyeth's illustrations for KIDNAPPED, set in 1700s Scotland: bit.ly/bMsuhr #
  • Following a British redcoat soldier's paper trail, document by document: bit.ly/axpFTw #
  • No Paine, no gain—quotations from Thomas Paine via scholar Ken Burchell: bit.ly/cOuvnF #
  • Links for two magazines focused on American Revolutionary War. 1) bit.ly/b8TCQq 2) bit.ly/9AU9Lf #
  • Latest issue of EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES has a lot about Newport, RI, in 1700s: bit.ly/aixSu7 #
  • Review of TIES THAT BUY, book on businesswomen in Revolutionary US: bit.ly/8X65WN Author's thoughts on review: bit.ly/dppIFX #
  • RT @2palaver: I'm at New England Mobile Book Fair (82 Needham St, Newton). 4sq.com/7a8Vgb // A great place to be! #
  • RT @teachinghistory: Prof. Develop. workshop on George Washington & Harry Truman, offered by Truman Library: bit.ly/d1YAoK // Hunh. #
  • RT @NewYorker: Who owns the American Revolution? The Tea Partiers? by Jill Lepore bit.ly/aJoXsU #
  • RT @CapitolHistory: Today in 1782 a committee of Congress recommended establishing armories in MA, NY, PA, and VA. // Springfield! #
  • RT @paperspaints blog in Country Life today: 'Period houses: choosing paint' bit.ly/arZ4Sh #
  • RT @Boy_Monday: How does lecture about motivations of Civil War soldiers end up being about the memory of the American Revolution? #
  • RT @SarahBrannen: Watching a video about the USS Constitution for an illustration job. It is very interesting! #
  • RT @RicardoCP: Reading JEFFERSON, I'm reminded how grateful I am for handsome editions from @LibraryAmerica. #USHistory (via @roncharles) #
  • This morning broke news to Mom that her grad-school advisor had died at 93. Good man, came late to academe because of anti-Semitism. #
  • How to read a scholarly book well enough for graduate school, per @larrycebula: bit.ly/aa8rBU #
  • Good news in Philly, 2006: we dug the foundation. Bad news: we found bodies of 16 poor children from late 1700s. bit.ly/9kP8V9 #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: I posted 9 photos on Facebook in the album "Photos of the Paul Revere House" bit.ly/ccebhs #
  • RT @RedCoatCat: #art Updated RedCoatCat.com with new art.www.redcoatcat.com/?p=201 #
  • RT @classroomtools: The right lies about historical fact to make its points. Examples in Tim Hodson's FLUNKING HISTORY. bit.ly/9OhoOG #
  • RT @2palaver: Vermont towns settle centuries-old boundary dispute bit.ly/9kstUo #
  • Museum of Underwater Archeology exhibit on British sloop INDUSTRY, foundered in 1764: bit.ly/c05fOa #
  • Yale opens a research portal focused on American slavery and abolition: slavery.yale.edu/ #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Little Known Battle Cries of the American Revolution, and a look-a-like you might not expect: bit.ly/doJaDf #
  • RT @classroomtools: Read @WilliamHogeland's terrific post (bit.ly/aTsTmN) on President's endorsement of America: The Story of Us. #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Jefferson Today debates Thomas Jefferson's ideas and applies them to the present www.jeffersontoday.org/ #
  • Boston Public Library's Annual Meeting on Tues, 11 May, 8:30am, at the Copley Square Library. Setting priorities for branches, depts. #
  • Colonial America's busiest burglar—Isaac Frasier, born in Rhode Island, hanged in Connecticut: bit.ly/bRKH5E #
  • A Pennsylvania Anglican minister's resignation letter in 1776: bit.ly/9TYsDl #
  • Parsing John Adams's words to Thomas Jefferson in 1825 about "that great Principle" and "this awful blasphemy": bit.ly/c92vAa #
  • RT @sharon_howard: RT @history_geek Mary Toth gives birth to rabbits. Wellcome Library Item of the month, April 2010 ow.ly/1EFgc #
  • RT @franceshunter: "Tea-party politics at its most contentious" - Meriwether Lewis and the Whiskey Rebellion ht.ly/1EKLI #
  • John Adams contemplates extraterrestrials and their religious implications: bit.ly/9Q1rGD #
  • @PatriotCast Visited Andrew Craigie's postwar house in Cambridge this morning. Now Longfellow Nat'l Historic Site. #
  • RT @colonialwmsburg: Turns out role of Lady Dunmore is right up Mamie Gummer's alley! Find out how in this interview. bit.ly/byKtGO #
  • RT @gordonbelt: A Gentle Reminder to Special-Collections Curators... Don't be this librarian: bit.ly/99pFfp h/t @lynnemthomas #
  • RT @history_geek: AHA Today: Historical Maps Roundup ow.ly/1EFL2 Great stuff! #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: Paul & Rachel's son Joseph Warren Revere was born 30 Apr 1777. Can you guess who he was named for? bit.ly/antGPD #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: Witness the delicate 18th-c art of gilding by Nancy Dick-Atkinson bit.ly/bIg3Q0 #
  • Tomorrow's weather looks ideal for fife & drum muster in Lexington, Mass. bit.ly/9Nbc0X #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Gutenberg 2.0: What is the role of libraries and librarians? The future is clearly digital: bit.ly/bNztHL #
  • Spent morning visiting Washington's headquarters, afternoon reading Baroness Riedesel's letters, evening…shopping for milk. #
  • On anniversary of Washington's inauguration in 1789, old blog post probing 1852 description of the event: bit.ly/b3pOqf #
  • Went three places in Lexington before finding William Diamond Jrs' fife & drum muster today. Should've read the link I posted yesterday. #
  • How Boston 1775 blog would have looked if I'd started it 10 years earlier on Geocities: bit.ly/dsL47p (thx to @FuseEight) #
  • RT @history_book: The Liberty Tree: A Celebration Of The Life and Writings Of Thomas Paine (PM Audio) - Rosselson &al. amzn.to/9sxoes #
  • First heard about #aquapocalypse from a man in colonial garb. Is that more or less appropriate than reading about it in a tweet? #
  • Remember a month ago when everyone in eastern Massachusetts was complaining about having too much water around? #aquapocalypse #
  • RT @2palaver: Shakers gone, but "whipping tree" flourishes- Harvard, MA bit.ly/906bY5 // Shakers looked very suspicious in 1780s. #
  • Intricately carved gravestone of Martha Green in Waltham, Mass., 1768: bit.ly/9zxJlj #
  • Some of N. C. Wyeth's heroic images of American history: bit.ly/a7WTea #
  • Review of Wood's AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: bit.ly/aggOpB #
  • RT @hallnjean: "Planting the Imperial Postal System in British North America 1760-1840" online exhibit bit.ly/cY58jm #
  • RT @2palaver: History buffs zero in on Marshfield MA's Hatch Mill as a link to the town's past bit.ly/9yrcVm #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: Boiling water? Now we know why so much cider and beer were consumed in the... bit.ly/aLSJfY #
  • BOSTON GLOBE slide show of proposed extra states associated with New England, some dating to 1700s: bit.ly/d8risV #
  • Gordon Wood traces how US founders wrestled with term limits: nyti.ms/dlV4ii (Spoiler: men liked idea till they were in office.) #
  • Pvt William Johnstone wriggles out of a court-martial in 1777: bit.ly/9DINNe #
  • British Embassy in DC proudly posts video of redcoat reenactors at Battle of Lexington & Concord: bit.ly/dBQ5fo #
  • RT @inhuggermugger: 2day 1765, the 1st US medical school is established at the College of Philadelphia. #hhrs #ushistory #
  • RT @2palaver: Portsmouth's Black Heritage Trail hosts 6th annual symposium 5/8 @ Discover Portsmouth Center bit.ly/9UsTqK #
  • RT @rjseaver: posted will of Jonathan White (1730-1804) of Westport MA for Amanuensis Monday in tinyurl.com/RSAM0503 #genealogy #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: The largest artifact on display is a Georgian, 2 1/2 story timber-framed house: ow.ly/1GiBC // From Ipswich! #
  • RT @aimeeburpee: RT Oldest surviving engine. RT @thehenryford: steam engine, c1740 twitpic.com/1kot1a #museumfactmonday #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: We update our Flickr page as spring works her magic in our garden - click on the photo badge bit.ly/aqsfsz #
  • Local review of Al Young's THE SHOEMAKER & THE TEA PARTY, study of poor man in the Revolution and our public memory: bit.ly/bhc7Qk #
  • Grandson of Col William Prescott of Bunker Hill sustains severe bread-crust injury at Harvard: bit.ly/auRRwE #
  • Where New England gravestones give different last names to husbands and wives—because they were enslaved: bit.ly/asfzkq #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1776: Rhode Island declares independence. More about the Revolutionary War: ow.ly/1GQ5A #
  • RT @lucyinglis: The Kissing Girls of Spitalfields: Being a Lesbian in Georgian London post.ly/eoBj #
  • NY Public Library's showing off its book-sorting machine: bit.ly/cQADWg #
  • .@WilliamHogeland: The #black #TeaParty crowd (yes) speaks: tiny url.com/28bacod // Is two a crowd? #
  • RT @PaulRevereHouse: only Tuesday, but we're already looking ahead to Saturday's visit from Revolutionary War Doc bit.ly/dcirrv #
  • RT @Boy_Monday: I rather wish that Cadwallader Colden understood the virtue of the unexpressed thought. #
  • Revolutionary War imagery + Hollywood trailer soundtrack / Pennsylvania politician = hilarious grandiosity: bit.ly/9COHXL #
  • .@jmadelman: A little postal history! bit.ly/aDGtyD // But we gotta get the names and addresses right: bit.ly/bbW sb8 #
  • RT @samryan: @Boston1775, your chapter in Marten's "Children in Colonial America" is fantastic for my undergrad thesis research… #
  • @samryan Great to hear. Always pleased to know people are studying that 60% of colonial America's population! #
  • Freemasonry exposés in the 1700s, coming from the local Freemasonry museum: bit.ly/bLKc4w #

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