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, June 24, 2021

More to See at History Camp America 2021

Yesterday I shared the video preview of my presentation at History Camp America 2021, coming up on 10 July.

There are seven more video previews of sessions at this page, ranging from Fort Ticonderoga in the north to the Buffalo Soldier National Museum in ths south.

Here are more scheduled History Camp America sessions with some link to Revolutionary New England:
  • Video tour of Fort Ticonderoga
  • Video tour of Buckman Tavern in Lexington
  • “Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark” by Carolyn Gilman
  • “The Amphibious Assault on Long Island August 1776” by Ross Schwalm
  • “Saunkskwa, Sachem, Minister: native kinship and settler church kinship in 17th and 18th-century New England” by Lori Rogers-Stokes
  • “‘Thrown into pits’: how were the bodies of the nineteen hanged Salem ‘witches’ really treated?” by Marilynne K. Roach
  • “Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates” by Eric Jay Dolin
  • “Inconvenient Founders: Thomas Young and the Forgotten Disrupters of the American Revolution” by Scott Nadler
  • Slaves in the Puritan Village: The Untold History of Colonial Sudbury” by Jane Sciacca
  • “Surviving the Lash: Corporal Punishment and British Soldiers’ Careers” by Don Hagist
  • “Saving John Quincy Adams From Alligators and Mole People” by Howard Dorre
  • Lafayette’s Farewell Tour and National Coherence – The Lafayette Trail” by Julien Icher
  • “Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern: The Headquarters of the Revolution” by Andrew Cotten
  • “The Fairbanks House of Dedham: The House, The Myth, The Legend” by Stuart Christie
  • “First Amendment Origin Stories & James Madison Interview” by Jane Hampton Cook & Kyle Jenks
  • “Historic Marblehead – A Walking Tour” by Judy Anderson
  • “The Second Battle of Lexington & Concord: re-inventing the history of the opening engagements of the American Revolution” by Richard C. Wiggin
  • “To Arms: How Adams, Revere, Mason, and Henry Helped to Unify their Respective Colonies” by Melissa Bryson
Plus, there are a hefty selection of other sessions about history farther afield, before and after.

Again, registration costs $94.95, and for another $30 folks can receive a box of goodies from History Camp sponsors and participating historical sites. Registrants can watch videos and participate in scheduled live online discussions on 10 July, and will have access to the entire video library for a year.

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