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, June 10, 2010

Twitter Feed, 1-7 June 2010

  • WASHINGTON POST on when Ronald Reagan unknowingly quoted Revolutionary War mythmaker George Lippard: bit.ly/csAIvY #
  • RT @lucyinglis: The Noble Savage, also known as Wilson post.ly/i9VO // 1810: Boston sailor goes to London to become…a male model! #
  • RT @gordonbelt: Teed Off: The Tea Party, Then and Now bit.ly/df8oK6 // Podcast featuring guest @bencarp #
  • The search for cannon made in Salisbury, CT, during Revolution continues: bit.ly/ctrvXT #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1731: Martha Washington is born. Her silk gown painted with flowers and insects: ow.ly/1T3Au #
  • Just climbed to high point of British Empire in Massachusetts: cupola that Gov William Shirley built on his mansion in Roxbury. #
  • RT @lucyinglis: The Noble Savage, also known as Wilson post.ly/i9VO // 1810: Boston sailor goes to London to become…a male model! #
  • Massachusetts House does its part to fix the mess that is the Electoral College: bit.ly/9a8Ex0 #
  • RT @history_book: War and Empire: The Expansion of Britain, 1790-1830 - by Bruce Collins - Longman. amzn.to/jwUwY #
  • Quack Doctor profiles the Poor Man's Friend, late-18c medication made of beeswax, lard, and heavy metals: bit.ly/bRHxVC #
  • Visiting the Handel Museum in London with @lucyinglis: bit.ly/ccl7X4 #
  • Lecture at Saratoga this weekend—"How Capture of Gen Burgoyne turned American Revolution into World War": yhoo.it/ctBFp8 #
  • RT @HeritageMuse: The arrival of our c1710 Queen Anne at the Sinclair Inn's 300th Anniversary this afternoon. twitpic.com/1ub7w6 #
  • Review of KNIGHTS OF THE RAZOR, study of African-American barbers in slavery and freedom: bit.ly/cKfy5t #
  • John Adams shares his opinions on the Jews (after meeting, like, twenty of them in his life?): bit.ly/aujcUC #
  • RT @gordonbelt: On the Posterity Project: Revolution, Memory and John Sevier's State of Franklin bit.ly/9viyVx #
  • RI Hist Socy: "we begin celebrating Gaspee Days with children dressed as gravediggers." Not sure why, but they do: bit.ly/b3SueT #
  • Salem Maritime Natl Hist Site rebuilding pre-Revolutionary dockside warehouse: bit.ly/dzV6UD #
  • John Maass's article on Gen Nathanael Greene, Gov Thos Jefferson, and the Virginia militia in 1780-81 readable online: bit.ly/aRGefq #
  • RT @myHNN: Peabody, Mass. teacher finds 1792 document in classroom bit.ly/bHN9fl #
  • RT @KevinLevin: website on history of slave rebellions in USA bit.ly/a3AiOr // 4 listed in Massachusetts, but 2 only rumors. #
  • RT @franceshunter: William Clark was the Ethel Waters to Meriwether Lewis's Billie Holiday: ht.ly/1VF1I #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1845: Andrew Jackson dies. See his War of 1812 sword: ow.ly/1VCrM // Last colonial-born President. #
  • RT @CapitolHistory: Today in 1789 James Madison (VA) introduced to the House amendments to the Constitution that became the Bill of Rights. #

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