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, May 11, 2013

Unabashed Gossip at All Things Liberty

If you’ve tired of rerunning my conversation with Marian Pierre Louis at Fieldstone Common, you can head over to All Things Liberty and find an interview with me in two parts. It contains secrets of finding historical sources, book recommendations, and bizarre biographical details.

Or you can just go straight to Don Hagist’s article on that site about British army officers missing their dogs. Seriously, I know I can’t compete with that.

All Things Liberty aims to be the popular online Journal of the American Revolution. It was co-founded by Todd Andrlik, who interviewed me, and Hugh T. Harrington. Ray Raphael, Thomas Fleming, and many other fine writers contribute to it.

Todd also assembled Reporting the Revolutionary War, which contains scores of images from period newspapers with analytical essays by me, Don, Ray, Tom, Hugh, and many more. A big, handsome hardcover book, it makes a fine gift for a graduate, parent, or anyone else who likes American history.

1 comment:

Xathos said...

I really enjoy that site as well as yours. Your interview was outstanding and offered some insight as to how you work. It also gave suggestions on where to look for information which is always welcomed by any historian. I have found your site to be a goldmine of information on various subjects. I'm writing a newspaper article on the ever circulating and completely erroneous "The Price They Paid" e-mail and your site has detailed information on it plus points out sources for further searching.
I also used your site when I was writing my thesis for my MA. Your posts contained source references which I explored. Again, a true testament to your scholarship is the fact that you show your sources for other historians to investigate. This is the difference between a professional and an amateur.
Thank you!