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, January 08, 2011

Twitter Feed, 27 Dec 2010-4 Jan 2011

  • 20:22 Anyone know about Rhode Island divorce records, circa 1775? I'm wondering if Godfrey and Mary (Butler) Wenwood divorced around then. #
  • 20:27 @seaheff Lovely photo portraits, but the beards, yeah. The "beardless boys" come off best. #
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  • 21:33 RT @RagLinen: Paper Conservation: Saving Historic Newspapers From Loss - ow.ly/3vUnk #
  • 22:22 RT @RagLinen: #RevWar C-SPAN panel featuring authors T.H. Breen [American Insurgents] and Jack Rakove [Revolutionaries] ow.ly/3vXuP #
  • 22:40 Edward Rothstein of NY TIMES really doesn't like President's House park in Philadelphia: nyti.ms/eHebY5 #
  • 23:42 RT @RagLinen: 10 Colleges Offering Free History Courses Online - ow.ly/3wkdj // Including U Wash on #RevWar: bit.ly/fj8rby #
  • 23:44 RT @history_book: The History of Suicide in England 1650-1850 - Pickering & Chatto. amzn.to/bhslmv #
  • 23:45 RT @marianpl: Roots & Rambles: My Top 10 Favorite Blogs of 2010 #genealogy #history ow.ly/3wneA #
  • 23:52 Another year older. I suppose I should pay some bills. #
  • 16:22 Rep Michelle Bachmann: Reading Gore Vidal's historical novel BURR made me a Republican. bit.ly/epyviT #
  • 16:24 Boston's 5th of November in 1769 (with pix from 1767): bit.ly/eCWFip #
  • 16:37 RT @opheliacat: @history_geek The Apollo Belvedere - the "father" of 18th C. male portraiture www.nga.gov/press/exh/209/index.shtm #
  • 16:38 RT @historytavern: "@timelines: Today in Amer Rev War #history, 1776: British burned Norfolk, #Virginia tlin.es/e1t3Cmhv5" #
  • 23:28 Reviews of Maier's RATIFICATION from Rosemarie Zagarri: wapo.st/foOpI5 from Thomas Kidd: bit.ly/h70ZkL #
  • 23:29 From @JBD1, review of UNLIKELY ALLIES, about #RevWar's French connection: bit.ly/gYwNnD Tale of transvestite spy seems tacked on. #
  • 23:31 Of course, when I say "transvestite spy," lots of eyes prick up. Which is surely why Chevalier d'Eon is in the book. #
  • 23:35 After query from Jesse Lemisch, started Facebook discussion on NYRoB review of WHITES OF THEIR EYES: on.fb.me/ho9qrD @WilliamHogeland #
  • 00:01 RT @SecondVirginia: Author Thomas Fleming reacts to @steamthing's take on the 18th Century Tea Party Movement fb.me/HDK7lTpM #
  • 00:10 RT @2nerdyhistgirls: those carousing 18c sea captains (bit.ly/gkczDx) are currently carousing in NYC at the Met: bit.ly/eB0lAQ #
  • 22:40 From Barbara Smith, author of FREEDOMS WE LOST, the major differences between the Tea Parties of 1773 and 2010: bit.ly/hNV5YJ #
  • 22:59 @revwar Samuel Adams didn't attend Harvard Law School; didn't exist in 1700s. He got an M.A. Also, Henry Knox dropped out of Boston Latin. #
  • 23:14 @WilliamHogeland It's an experiment. Thanks for being an early guinea pig! #
  • 22:09 RT @mysticseaport: Watch a National Historic Landmark vessel be restored. Climb aboard Thurs-Sun from 10-4: tiny.cc/MORGAN #
  • 22:10 From BOSTON GLOBE, Boston Public Library's historic Leventhal Map Collection taking over microfilm reader space: bit.ly/hIDoBg #
  • 22:32 COLUMBUS DISPATCH book reviewer: "ask a Tea Party member how much private property to destroy to get points across." bit.ly/hNoMyl #
  • 22:34 From Benjamin Church blog, John Hancock and John Adams team up to take down a Loyalist printer: bit.ly/hCkWWD #
  • 22:43 RT @RagLinen: Should American Film Company make Midnight Riders movie? ow.ly/3ypR8 #RevWar // Error in synopsis's 1st sentence. #
  • 23:21 RT @56Signers: Dr Benjamin Rush portrait & grave: bit.ly/9lgXea Same #Philly graveyard as B Franklin and 3 other signers. #sschat #

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