J.L. Bell

J. L. Bell is proprietor of the Boston 1775 blog, which offers daily doses of history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in New England. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Revolution and an assistant editor of a forthcoming Colonial Comics anthology.

Bell wrote chapters in Children in Colonial America (NYU Press) and Reporting the Revolutionary War (Sourcebooks), and articles in a variety of magazines for a variety of readers. In 2012 he completed a book-length study of Gen. George Washington’s first campaign of the Revolutionary War, which included new findings about the commander-in-chief’s first successes and failures in espionage.

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