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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Monday, October 15, 2012

Revolution Round Table in Lexington, 22 Oct.

On Monday, 22 October, the local American Revolution Round Table will meet at the Minute Man National Historical Park’s Lexington Visitor Center. This season’s discussion will focus on David Hackett Fischer’s excellent history Paul Revere’s Ride.

The organizers state:
The mission of the Round Table is to help keep the spirit of the American Revolution alive and to better understand its values, ideals and legacy. . . . we will be using Professor Fischer’s exciting narrative to look behind conventional wisdom about what the ride was really about, and to discuss what Revere’s ride means to Americans today.
On this local topic, the discussion is sure to be enhanced by remarks from folks who’ve been studying and reenacting the events of 18-19 Apr 1775 for years.

Folks who know Paul Revere’s Ride well are welcome to reserve a seat at the table by contacting Dr. Mel Bernstein. The discussion is scheduled to last from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no charge for this event.

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