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, July 07, 2010

Twitter Feed, 28 June-4 July 2010

  • RT @universalhub: US Supreme Court to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court: 2nd Amendment does apply to states bit.ly/crbf06 #
  • RT @alberkes: We are now proud owners of 135 reels of Adams Family microfilm. Only the reels with the best stuff fb.me/AF5aruBh #
  • RT @Readex: Ron Chernow on the Revolutionary origins of divisive discourse. The Feuding Fathers WSJ.com on.wsj.com/bbcJH1 #
  • RT @myHNN: Marilyn Monroe chest X-rays fetch $45,000 bit.ly/9Kfxhq // Buyer disappointed X-rays didn't just go thru clothing. #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1836: James Madison, 4th president of the US, dies in Montpelier, Va., at age 85. ow.ly/23ebQ #
  • RT @history_book: Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army - Joseph G. Bilby et al. amzn.to/alJ4U6 #
  • RT @mooresclassroom: Slate Contest: Rewrite the Declaration of Independence in one tweet bit.ly/aQSIrG #
  • RT @SecondVirginia: 234 Years Ago, 29 June 1776: Virginia adopts its Constitution and makes Patrick Henry governor bit.ly/95bpzv #
  • RT @gordonbelt: The Strange Career of Thomas Paine: Responses from "The Age of Reason" to the Tea Party Movement bit.ly/bBBYbi #
  • RT @TheOnion: Redcoat Holdouts Still Fighting American Revolution onion.com/aDk6YW #
  • RT @mooresclassroom: In honor of the 4th of July weekend, The Onion presents the "Patriotic Issue" onion.com/9JWUwB #
  • RT @TheFreedomTrail: Hey #boyscouts and #girlscouts, we just posted info on getting #freedomtrail badges here! fb.me/CbiNYWgw #
  • How Benjamin Franklin helped get the mail through in mid-1700s America, from Eric Jaffe and THE KING'S BEST HIGHWAY: bit.ly/c3b4us #
  • RT @NewYorkHistory: Abenaki Focus Of Mount Independence July 4th Event: bit.ly/cgYs5X #
  • RT @wceberly: 235 yrs today, Jun 30, 1775, Continental Congress drafts rationale for taking up arms vs Britain bit.ly/cWsqK7 #
  • RT @Readex: New books on Early American topics, alphabetically by publisher. Society of Early Americanists bit.ly/9GHGwb #
  • RT @NewYorkHistory: Abenaki Focus of Mount Independence July 4th Event: bit.ly/cgYs5X #
  • @Boy_Monday: Check out the sheer inanity over Gordon Wood & John Ferling on the H-NET OIEAHC list. // Most of us just shaking our heads. #
  • RT @NewYorkHistory: New Windsor Cantonment, Knox's Headquarters Independence Days: bit.ly/bnLBkZ #
  • RT @56Signers: 56DaysofSigners/Lynch goes 2 #Philly with 3 other young #SC men, all under age34. Perceived as rich dandies; undeserved. #
  • RT @SecondVirginia: Revolutionary War Focus Tours at The Charleston Museum's (@ChasMuseum) Heyward-Washington House fb.me/Cj4sOJtb #
  • RT @PatriotCast: Army around Boston is in dire need of shirts, stockings. Asking for local donations. // Local women suggest WASHING. #
  • RT @asuen1 5 Great Independence Day Books: ow.ly/23Hp2 #kidlit #
  • RT @bostonbookfest: Help Sidewalk Sam paint a "walking poem" on the Longfellow Bridge on 7/6! Sign up: bit.ly/celTMp #
  • From @larrycebula, an Open Letter to the Baron von Munchausen Historic Home: bit.ly/95bIGO #
  • Revolutionary era camp cooking, via Massachusetts reenactors and the BOSTON GLOBE: bit.ly/cl2nyj #
  • Illustrated talk on Boston statuary at Newton library, 15 July, 7:00: bit.ly/ctd21W #
  • RT @HadasBatTsiyon: "Motivational Posters: #FoundingFathers Edition" tinyurl.com/22nxax7 #USHistory // (Some quotes dubious.) #
  • RT @historyfaculty: RT @myHNN: The Liberty Bell: a sliver of American history bit.ly/btre9q #
  • NY Public Library online exhibit of rare copies of Declaration of Independence: bit.ly/96GlZU #
  • Also from NY Public Library, "From Revolution to Republic" exhibit of Revolutionary prints and drawings: bit.ly/aY8640 #
  • Got word my paper on Boston's Revolutionary-era schools was accepted for conference—same week I'll speak about Boston's 5th of Nov. #
  • RT @JBD1: LC says Jefferson slipped, wrote "subjects" in rough draft of Declaration, then changed it to "citizens" - is.gd/dd4Gy #
  • RT @WilliamHogeland: Review and big excerpt of "Declaration 1776" in tomorrow's WSJ: tinyurl.com/273ws9r #history #books #literature #
  • RT @history_book: Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic - by David Howard amzn.to/dA2zKM #
  • RT @56Signers: Up for a #JohnAdams #tshirt? Try this one: bit.ly/9DzypA #july4 #independence #1776 #founders #
  • RT @classroomtools: Thoughts on Declaration of Independence in today's NY Times online nyti.ms/cg73RT #
  • RT @56Signers: 56DaysofSigners/#JohnAdams last words: "#Jefferson survives!" Ah, but TJ had died just hours before! #americanhistory #
  • RT @RascofromRIF: learning about & from ABIGAIL ADAMS by Holton. Every girl needs to know Abigail Adams! #
  • Robin the Boy Wonder and the Declaration of Independence together in one Silver Age Comics blogpost: bit.ly/9tuuSY #
  • A look back at an issue of TOMAHAWK, DC's Revolutionary Western comic book: bit.ly/9hjtJE #
  • Snopes on legend of John Hancock's comments on signing Declaration of Independence: bit.ly/abUIYh #
  • Did English Civil War prefigure the American Revolution? Oped from NY TIMES: nyti.ms/aCpq5z #
  • Rather silly essay by Joe Queenan on adages in POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC: nyti.ms/dmYAA0 Sayings were cribbed from books to fill space. #
  • Visiting Bunker Hill Monument with NY TIMES: nyti.ms/9KUGBJ (Note that URL says "Labor Day".) #
  • New COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG JOURNAL covers crafts, livestock, Wythe, George III, wars with Natives & ice cream: bit.ly/9LugN7 #
  • More historical American ice cream: bit.ly/bKOMfu #
  • AXE COP comic, co-created by six-year-old boy and twentysomething brother, visits the Revolutionary War: bit.ly/aIzmnf #
  • RT @PennyInkwell: Hampton archeological dig uncovers 18th-century structure: (06/25/2010) bit.ly/cjMnI6 #
  • RT @TheOnion: Man Who Fought For Americans' Rights Demands Americans Stop Exercising Their Rights onion.com/aPXW3K #
  • RT @56Signers: 56DaysofSigners/#Jefferson watches anxiously as his words edited by #Congress. 86 changes l8r, doc adopted. #july4 #
  • RT @Deborahkops: The real Betsy Ross was much more interesting than the demure woman in history books. tinyurl.com/24av5rd #
  • BOSTON GLOBE on Freedom Trail Foundation's new "changing of guard" ceremony: bit.ly/df7FrX (Bayonets yay! Beards bah!) #
  • Sam Haselby in BOSTON GLOBE on turning Founding Fathers into legends: bit.ly/dtJk43 #
  • New self-published historical fantasy for kids set in Boston, April 1775: SHADOW FOX: SONS OF LIBERTY – bit.ly/9ZAcP6 #
  • American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH, wants people to come north: bit.ly/bpHMhc #
  • Follow the archeological excavations at Munroe Tavern in Lexington thru UMass Boston's Fiske Center: bit.ly/9OsHC2 #
  • Boston's Museum of Fine Arts hanging Copleys, arranging silver for reopening wing in Nov 2010—hard to wait that long! bit.ly/cEmEjH #
  • Four Cambridge, Mass., historical organizations invite researchers to tour their archives this month: bit.ly/cQYPhQ #
  • Exhibit and sale in Newport to benefit Historic New England includes Copley pastel portrait of "Lady Temple": bit.ly/bT73gB #
  • Marriage of Whig merchant James Bowdoin's daughter Elizabeth to royal official Sir John Temple a huge deal in Revolutionary Boston politics. #
  • After marriage Temple took side of Boston merchants, angered fellow Customs Commissioners, leaked sensitive documents to Franklin. #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1789: US intros tax on imported sugar: 1¢/lb on brown, 3¢/ refined white. Sugar standards: ow.ly/26G1P #
  • RT @larrycebula: Patriotic blogging with a dash of #Deism: bit.ly/aRfPsv #twitterstorian #history #jefferson #4thofJuly #
  • RT @larrycebula: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries shows boundary changes of every US county 1600s to 2000: bit.ly/4V7ALf #
  • RT @lynneguist: names for the war that tore us asunder [that would be US Revolution], plus an aside on barbecue: bit.ly/aWMjX8 #
  • Okay, these #comics I have to read: JERRY DRUMMER, BOY HERO OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR: bit.ly/9jrh8g Only three issues, after all. #

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