J.L. Bell

Massachusetts writer and author

J. L. Bell is a writer specializing in the history of Revolutionary New England. He contributed a chapter on how Boston youth became involved in politics in the New York University Press volume Children in Colonial America, and had published articles on colonial boys’ journal-writing, town watchmen at the Boston Massacre, and how Boston celebrated the 5th of November. He is heading a historic resource study for the National Park Service on Gen. George Washington’s command of the Continental Army during the siege of Boston in 1775-76. Bell has given talks about the American Revolution at many historic sites, including the Old State House, Old South Meeting-House, Minute Man National Historical Park, Boston National Historical Park, Paul Revere House, and Longfellow National Historic Site (Washington’s Headquarters). He was historical consultant for an episode of History Detectives which led to a new display at Minute Man National Historical Park. and is preparing a book about what the British troops were searching for in Concord. He is the author of “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War.”

J. L. Bell is a writer specializing in the history of Revolutionary New England. He contributed a chapter on how Boston youth became involved in politics in the New York University Press volume Children in Colonial America, and had published articles on colonial boys’ journal-writing, town watchmen at the Boston Massacre, and how Boston celebrated the 5th of November. He is heading a historic resource study for the National Park Service on Gen. George Washington’s command of the Continental Army during the siege of Boston in 1775-76. Bell has given talks about the American Revolution at many historic sites, including the Old State House, Old South Meeting-House, Minute Man National Historical Park, Boston National Historical Park, Paul Revere House, and Longfellow National Historic Site (Washington’s Headquarters). He was historical consultant for an episode of History Detectives which led to a new display at Minute Man National Historical Park. and is preparing a book about what the British troops were searching for in Concord. He is the author of “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War.”

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