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, February 19, 2015

4th Conference on the American Revolution, 20-22 Mar.

On 20-22 March, America’s History, L.L.C., will host its fourth annual Conference on the American Revolution in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Scheduled speakers include:
  • Edward G. Lengel, Head of Faculty: “Enigmatic Warrior: Light-Horse Harry Lee [shown here] at the Battle of Eutaw Springs
  • Rick Atkinson: “Bringing Back the Dead: History, Memory, and Writing About War”
  • John “Jack” Buchanan: “‘A Great and Good Man’: Nathanael Greene and the Road to Charleston
  • Don N. Hagist: “The Revolution’s Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs”
  • James Kirby Martin: “The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King: George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy
  • Holly Mayer: “Command and Control of Congress’s Own: Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment”
  • Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy: “Hot Weather and Heavy Casualties: The Revolutionary War in the Caribbean
  • Julia Anne Osman: “From Greatest Enemies to Greatest Allies: France and America in the War for Independence”
There are two panel discussions planned:
  • What are the most overrated and underrated battles or campaigns of the Revolutionary War?
  • Who is the most underrated or overlooked individual (on either side) who had an impact on the American Revolution?
The conference package, including lunch and refreshments, costs $225. The conference has arranged for a block of rooms at the Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and discounted tickets to the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area. For more information, call America’s History at 703-785-4373 or check its website. Featured sponsors include Westholme Publishing Company and Tim Sampson’s Battlemaps.us.

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