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, January 21, 2011

Twitter Feed, 7-19 Jan 2011

  • RT @WilliamHogeland: HNN picked up the Lepore-Wood story (and FB board): bit.ly/ikpawx // Thanks for the alert! #
  • Cliopatria's awards for history blogs in 2010: bit.ly/iawKnh #
  • RT @alberkes: Here's a cool demonstration of Jefferson portraiture in action: bit.ly/gjD8Y8 [video] #
  • RT @BOAFNPS: Seasonal Park Ranger position available at Boston African American National Historic Site. Interviews... fb.me/ESSWI05U #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: 6 Jan 1759: 26 y.o. George Washington marries Martha. One of her gowns: ow.ly/3lVsq #
  • RT @WestholmePub: Like spies? Author John Nagy on INVISIBLE INK at Franklin T'shp Library, Somerset NJ, 1/12, 7pm on.fb.me/hEqhGN #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1789: America's first presidential election is held. You know who won, right? ow.ly/3lVCb #
  • From Walking the Berkshires, archeological finds from the #RevWar Battle of Short Hills, NJ, 1777: bit.ly/hpz7fS #
  • From Walking the Berkshires, mapping study of #RevWar Battle of Princeton, 1777: bit.ly/gE2F6b #
  • From BOSTON GLOBE, curious collection of links on Paul Revere for kids: bit.ly/g9k0Kc No Paul Revere House, no paulreveresride.org #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1790: Pres. George Washington delivers the 1st State of the Union address. ow.ly/3lW93 #
  • RT @INDEPENDENCENHP: Jan and Feb. no tickets required to visit Independence Hall! Tix never required for Liberty Bell! ow.ly/3zwBJ #
  • @IamSauerkraut Doesn't look like Princeton battlefield report is public. Commissioned by nonprofit gp in NJ. #
  • BOSTON GLOBE article by @ericanoonan on @rmartello's new book about @PaulRevere1734's manufactures: bit.ly/heXOKY #
  • RT @joe_allen_black: How well do you know Paul Revere? Test yourself with this quiz from Boston.com - ow.ly/3AK8q #
  • @beatonna Hutchinson finished his history book, got to tell his side of Revolution with courageous, put-upon royal governor and all. #
  • Drummer Samuel Newby, 35 years a soldier, including thru the #RevWar: bit.ly/htys89 #
  • RT @RagLinen: RT @chuckholland: Nice simple interactive on the American Revolution. bit.ly/bfCqeA #sschat #historyteacher #RevWar #
  • Link to Gordon Wood's full review of Jill Lepore's WHITES OF THEIR EYES: www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=179181182147&topic=16888 #
  • Russell Freedman picture book on Lafayette won Sibert Honor this morning. The KIRKUS review: bit.ly/fZK0e1 #
  • RT @UChicagoMag: What would the U.S. look like under an originalist [? Scalia's] interpretation of the Constitution? nyti.ms/g0XbBy #
  • RT @gordonbelt: A face from King's Mountain from The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation bit.ly/gSrRJl #
  • RT @LooknBackward: When Copley couldn't find a corkscrew... bit.ly/gF2PCd // Hard to believe this was painted without model. #
  • Links and comments from @williamhogeland and myself on Wood review of Lepore: on.fb.me/dFLvSc Join the conversation! #
  • Panel on American Founders & Religion at Virginia Festival of the Book in March: bit.ly/eFr16P #
  • From Discovery News, a saponified mummy from 18th-century Philadelphia: bit.ly/hrJoaU #
  • From @ValleyForgeNHP, "Lock, Stock and Barrel" conference on life & culture of #RevWar soldiers, Mar 2011 bit.ly/fS6Bdq #
  • RT @2nerdyhistgirls: Visit Bath instead of snowy NE: RT@austenonly Lady Russell's Winter Pleasure wp.me/pGJsu-1mk #
  • @2nerdyhistgirls Last time I was in Bath, it was snowing lightly. #
  • RT @vahistorical: VHS lecture Thurs 1/13 @ noon: "The Jeffersons at Shadwell" by Susan Kern: tiny.cc/kr014. #rva #va #
  • RT @derekwbeck: Protests at Funerals: a Tradition as Old as Samuel Adams bit.ly/hA5M6m @Boston1775 #
  • @2nerdyhistgirls Never been to Bath, Maine. But you're right—snow wouldn't be so notable there. #
  • .@brianjohnriggs: @Boston1775 is a good place to start understanding history through technology. // Thanks! #
  • In the NEW YORKER, historian Jill Lepore on how we read the Constitution: nyr.kr/eVnAaM #
  • How portraits of William Dawes and wife ended up in Evanston, Ill., courtesy of US Veep Charles G. Dawes: bit.ly/eZwxeI #
  • Inside Higher Ed's podcast with Elise Lemire, author of BLACK WALDEN, about slavery and aftermath in Concord, Mass.: bit.ly/g6m9Yi #
  • RT @historytavern: "@Yesterday_Today: 1776: #RevWar - British forces raided Prudence Island, RI, to steal sheep tl.gd/84gcs7 #
  • RT @AFBurialGrndNPS: A slaveholder's diary documents resistance of self-emancipated #Africans during #RevWar: ow.ly/3CWcO #
  • RT @marianpl: I wish I could get to #Boston more often. Great talks at the Boston Public Library this Spring #genealogy ow.ly/3DA75 #
  • @bencarp NEHGS announced your talk there without a starting time. Also not on website's schedule. So if crowd is sparse, it's not you. #
  • RT @ToddHouse: RT @archivesinfo Copp's Hill in Decay. How can we reverse trend? New ArchivesInfo blogpost bit.ly/dILM7Q #
  • From BOSTON GLOBE, interview with new head of Concord Museum: bit.ly/gpjVHJ #
  • Upcoming lecture on tracing Boston Tea Party participants at NEHGS by @bencarp: web1.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=22465 #
  • @bencarp A new addition to that calendar grid. Thanks! #
  • RT @56Signers: SIGNER MYTH ALERT! Black #soldiers did fight that #Christmas #1776 #battle, but Whipple & Prince did not #sschat #
  • RT @davidlibrary: David Library lecture by D. A. Saguto examines 'sole' of the American Revolution bit.ly/gV4DDG #
  • RT @56Signers: Brits offered #freedom to slaves who ran away to fight for Brits. #Washington & #Jefferson both lost slaves this way. #
  • @jmadelman: "Via Megan McArdle, a response about two-spacing" // Everyone has right to opinion, but that opinion is wrong. #
  • 2nd-grade research on Phillis Wheatley at Massachusetts Historical Socy: bit.ly/dZN9c0 #
  • RT @davidlibrary: Was George Washington a "swinger"? davidlibraryar.blogspot.com/ #
  • RT @myHNN: Team May Have Found Sword Hilt Belonging to Blackbeard bit.ly/fx7nje #
  • RT @Readex: Historical Society: Primary Sources: Indentures histsociety.blogspot.com/2011/01/reading-primary-sources-indentures.html #
  • RT @bradhart78: New Connecticut (Vermont) Declares Independence nblo.gs/d36tT #
  • Hearing tumultuous applause in M L King's "I Have a Dream" speech as he quotes from Declaration of Independence. #
  • Gravestone for a Connecticut man who died marching to Boston, Sept 1775: bit.ly/fV2kYy #RevWar #
  • Turns out Voltaire never wrote, "…I will defend to the death your right to say it." A woman did. bit.ly/dTaoCo #
  • From artist Sage Stossel & BOSTON GLOBE, Battle Road house sees expat Sudanese vote on their south's independence: bit.ly/ecf8W8 #
  • Anyone want to buy me this Paul Revere print of the Boston Massacre from 1770? bit.ly/gdODjX #
  • How about Gen Nathanael Greene's Society of the Cincinnati medal? bit.ly/e0uYLF #
  • ~1768 embroidery by Polly Burns (1753-1794?) of Boston estimated to sell for $60,000+: bit.ly/g9dKXi #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1706: Benjamin Franklin born. Podcast on his legacy, interplay of technology & democracy: ow.ly/3m26Y #
  • RT @56Signers: Boiling books to restore a 1770s map. nyti.ms/e4jkmn // Only 4th copy of Ratzer's NYC map known to survive. #
  • Grandson of Lexington's Capt John Parker offered thoughts that inspired M L King's "bends toward justice" statement: bit.ly/i162Qz #
  • Tomorrow at Massachusetts Historical Socy, the state's connection to the French Revolution: bit.ly/dHFK0T #
  • At American Antiquarian Socy, commonplace book of Boston merchant Thomas Hubbard (1702-73): bit.ly/eS9cTj #
  • RT @SecondVirginia: Historic Mount Vernon: Washington's Estate & Gardens seeking part-time historic trade interpreters fb.me/MBqDIXxR #
  • Lahontan's critique of Europe ~1700 thru observations on Native Canadians: bit.ly/fWSOeN #
  • RT @InlySchool: via Sommer Reading: I just finished Forge, the sequel to Laurie Halsen Anderson's a... ow.ly/1aUr2f #
  • Okay, Bill Maher misrepresents the Founders also: bit.ly/gDWAYp But at least he's funny on purpose. #
  • Profile of Boston immigrant, printer, and Loyalist John Fleeming: bit.ly/fPISgR #RevWar #
  • From HNN, Thomas S. Kidd on faith and our sainted George Washington: bit.ly/fgAKqj #
  • RT @history_book: Materials and Medicine: Trade, Conquest & Therapeutics in the 18th Century - by Pratik Chakrabarti amzn.to/iiRp7E #
  • RT @handsonhistory: Republican Introduces Bill That Kills Historic Preservation Funding bit.ly/i7s1B7 #
  • From Dan Allosso at the Historical Society, reading estate inventories in western Massachusetts: bit.ly/i3BcHW #
  • RT @RagLinen: On May 29, 1789, President Washington hosted America's 1st state dinner for ministers from France & Spain. ow.ly/3GMyt #
  • RT @2nerdyhistgirls: Yes, that's Lady Worsley bit.ly/hYXJV6 more about her marriage & #scandal that ended it: bit.ly/gnpnLw #
  • RT @AYWalton: The fate of George Washington's enslaved cook Hercules: www.ushistory.org/presidentshouse/slaves/hercules.htm #
  • Anyone know tips, resources, or archives on divorces in Rhode Island, ~1775? Looking for particular unhappy couple. #genealogy #rhodeisland #

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