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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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Recognition for Individual History Blogs

I was so busy at the end of 2007 that I completely missed that Boston 1775 was nominated for Best Individual History Blog at History News Network’s Cliopatria.

Congratulations to Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory for earning that Individual Blog award, as well as Caleb Crain at Steamboats Are Ruining Everything, honored for Best Writing. I enjoy visiting both regularly. Here’s the announcement of all the award winners.

Also, my thanks for the nomination to Tim Abbott at Walking the Berkshires, which has lots of delectable history postings as well. In particular, I’ll point folks to this series on John Trumbull’s painting of The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec:

Visit the original painting at Yale.


pilgrimchick said...

Congrats on the nomination--good history blogs are indeed hard to find.

J. L. Bell said...

Thanks! Be sure to check out the honorees and other nominees through Cliopatria.

unyg said...

Congratulations on the award. I did look at the Cliopatria link, and thanks for that.

Perhaps you might like to comment on my Blog posting today regarding the
Revolutionary War in an attempt to discover either Patriot or Loyalist ancestors.

Best regards.
Dick Hillenbrand
Upstate New York Genealogy Blog