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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Upcoming Talks and Appearances

On 8 September, J. L. Bell will speak alongside E. J. Barnes and Dan Mazur about “Making History Comics” to the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association.

In the fall of 2015, Bell will speak to private groups about the Anglican community of Cambridge’s Tory Row, the economic environment of Boston’s Stamp Act riots, and the Powder Alarm in rural Massachusetts.

When he will speak at events open to the public, they will be announced here.

See this page for a (long) list of historical topics J. L. Bell has spoken about.