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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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Caught on Camera

Today I’m in Deerfield, delivering a paper about the British soldiers caught up in the Boston Massacre. That’s part of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife’s conference on “The Irish in Boston.”

If that news makes you unaccountably eager to watch me speak in front of an audience, folks have sent links of a couple of videos of me doing just that in recent months:
  • From Jim Cunningham and Lincoln cable television, I speak to the Lincoln Minutemen about what the British army hoped to find in Concord on 19 Apr 1775.
  • From Edward Roche, I’m caught in the middle of several short videos from the Bunker Hill Day debate between Paul O’Shaughnessey of His Majesty’s 10th Regiment and Thomas Coots of Gardner’s Regiment, hosted by the Bunker Hill Monument Association.
These aren’t professional videos with careful setups, just audiovisual records of a couple of events. Enjoy.


Judy said...

Thanks for the links! I wanted to hear both presentations but was unable to get there.

Judy said...

Thanks for the links. I wanted to hear both presentations but was unable to attend

Joanq said...

Thanks for posting. These are great and I hope there will be more.
Paul O'Shaunnessy is fantastic!