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, April 03, 2015

For Your Listening Pleasure

Here are some podcast episodes I’ve enjoyed recently, beyond those every audiophiliac fan of eighteenth-century American history should visit regularly, such as the Junto Cast, Ben Franklin’s World, and Colonial Williamsburg’s Past and Present.

In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg: The Wealth of Nations,” the seminal economic book by Adam Smith (shown here).

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: “The Lunar Society of Birmingham” (mp3 download).

Footnoting History: “Jean Hardouin and the Phantom Time Conspiracies”.

BackStory with the American History Guys: in “The Middling Sort”, the segment “On the Edge” about Elizabeth Pratt of Newport.

C-Span’s Lectures on History: Timothy Wolters on “Colonial America and King George’s War.” It’s possible that this conflict in the 1740s had a bigger effect on how the New Englanders of 1775 viewed military conflict than the more recent French & Indian War.

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