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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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Abigail Adams, Investor

On Sunday the Washington Post ran an essay by Prof. Woody Holton about the successful investing strategies of Abigail Adams—which included making sure that she saw John’s letters and that he didn’t see hers until she was ready.

You could have read about Abigail Adams’s speculations here on Boston 1775 back in 2007—but only because I’d heard Woody speak about this aspect of his research a few years ago and kept my eyes open for more. His book promises to be interesting.

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