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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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Twitter Feed, 9-15 Feb 2010

  • Chris Klein, author of DISCOVERING THE BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS, to be interviewed on NECN at 7:45 AM, Thurs, 18 Feb. #
  • RT @TJMonticello: Fantastic! RT @thatwoman: Replica of Jefferson's Monticello, Monticello, IN - www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7931 #
  • Medium Large gives us "George Washington: First Generation Cyborg": bit.ly/dD371o #
  • The Concord Minuteman statue: representative of all the embattled farmers or just one? And isn't he cold? bit.ly/cQhXXL #
  • Revolutionary War novel CHAINS by @halseanderson wins Cybils Award for bloggers' best 2009 middle-grade kids' fiction: bit.ly/bRHyBJ #
  • How to annoy a redcoat sentry? Tell him, "Kiss my arse, you bougre." From British Soldiers, American Revolution: bit.ly/9VT7Mc #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Even presidents misplace things sometimes. Washington's pistol from Gen. Braddock: ow.ly/16UxS #
  • Washington lost three pistols during the siege of Boston—two stolen, one mislaid while inspecting Dorchester heights. #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Presidents get to relax after they retire! Washington's easy chair: ow.ly/16Uz9 #
  • RT @MisterHistory: Atlantic Slave Trade Estimates bit.ly/aYvROX via www.diigo.com/~davidhilton #
  • RT @universalhub: Imagine lots of naked men frolicking on the Larz Anderson Bridge bit.ly/atkr5v #
  • NY TIMES MAGAZINE reports on Texas school authority debate over how to portray founders' religious thinking: nyti.ms/clHPAf #
  • Review of Woody Holton's ABIGAIL ADAMS bio from the WORCESTER TELEGRAM: bit.ly/bqy7EN #
  • RT @besthistoryweb: "Geography and Maps 2.0" summer workshop for teachers in Boston: bit.ly/S66bC #
  • Baldwin's Book Barn in West Chester, PA, to be sold: nyti.ms/9pJMec Excellent book barn; deserves the "bookbarn.com" URL. #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Learn why the Jefferson Bible is considered an irreplaceable treasure and why its future is at risk: ow.ly/16MFo #
  • RT @HistoricNE: What's your favorite Historic New England property in Mass.? Vote at tiny.cc/7dbyo to add to 1000 Great Places list! #
  • Warming debate over new theory of pioneering British obstetricians as murderers/bodysnatchers: post.ly/NVFb #
  • RT @aimeeburpee: RT @smithsonian Roof collapses at Smithsonian warehouse. No artifacts damaged. No injuries. bit.ly/cnXhhs #
  • RT @SecondVirginia: A look at winter cabins at Valley Forge National Historical Park (@ValleyForgeNHP) bit.ly/9pjS6G #
  • RT @readlongfellow: 2/10/1862: Sailors say a vessel has a bone in her mouth when she goes fast enough to raise the foam above her bows. #
  • RT @FakeAPStylebook Avoid footnotes by not having any footnotes. #
  • RT @ValleyForgeNHP: bit.ly/9pjS6G Think the cabin experiment would have held up in this storm? | Cabins worked at Morristown! #
  • Alex Goldfeld's talk at Boston Public Library about black Bostonians since 1638 postponed from today because of weather. #
  • "Congregational Boston in the Colonial Era" – Brown bag lunch postponed to noon, 17 Feb at Congregational Library in Boston, 14 Beacon St #
  • RT @BaltHistory: George Washington Didn't Have Wooden Teeth! See his choppers Feb 13-14 at Nat'l Museum of Dentistry bit.ly/6vISra #
  • Subscriber and bookstore owner buys/rescues KIRKUS REVIEWS: nyti.ms/aEjvwK Oh yeah, he also owns the Pacers. #
  • .@JBD1 on auction of stuff from Tobias Lear and (maybe) George Washington, including million-dollar map of Yorktown: bit.ly/9GivpZ #
  • George Lippard, one of America's most successful mythologizers of the Revolution: bit.ly/d8xTvG #
  • First fatal duel in America, in Boston in 1728: bit.ly/9lsjac Also covered in new @bostoncomics anthology, INBOUND 4. #
  • Sewing, children & guns—what Revolutionary America was all about? In any event, reenactors meet at Hive on Sunday: bit.ly/9AnHIr #
  • Via @JBD1, project for new edition of Jeremy Bentham Papers thru online volunteers, crowdsourcing. (I visited his body; that was enough.) #
  • @LooknBackward Wikis are crowdsourced, and I rely on some of them for basic info, but haven't seen any advanced project beyond early stage. #

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