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, April 29, 2015

Celebrate with the Journal of the American Revolution, 8 May

On Friday, 8 May, the Journal of the American Revolution plans to celebrate the publication of its second printed volume of articles with its second Revolutionary War Schmoozer in Boston.

The online journal’s 2015 collection can be ordered through IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, and other booksellers.

Published by Westholme, this hardcover includes 53 articles from 36 different writers covering many aspects of the American Revolution, including:
I’m represented with an article about how Samuel Adams really recruited Sons of Liberty, and I assisted with the editing. The cover shows an anecdote about Francis Marion that I discussed here.

The J.A.R.’s RevWar Schmoozer will take place on Friday, 8 May, at The Point, 147 Hanover Street in Boston. That upstairs space is reserved from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. Everyone involved in studying and interpreting the history of the Revolutionary War—historians, tour guides, museum professionals, N.P.S. rangers, publishing personnel, reenactors, students, genealogists, enthusiasts, and more—will be welcome. There will be a cash bar and plenty of conversation.

The next day, up to forty lucky people will have a special viewing of the new “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence” exhibit at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in the Boston Public Library. There are still a few spaces open for that event; click here for more details and to reserve a space.


Historical Ken said...

Just pre-ordered my copy. I have the first and can't wait for this new edition.

Historical Ken said...

Is there a release date?
I read somewhere it was supposed to be today (May 28) but, as of this writing, Amazon says there is no release date.
Same with Barnes & Noble.
Thanks for your information on this - - I look forward to receiving it.

J. L. Bell said...

I've seen photos of finished books, but I haven't seen a physical copy yet. So I believe that copies are on their way.