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The Boston Gazette was the town’s staunchest Whig newspaper, quick to attack royal officials and to defend locals against charges of ..read more
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Yesterday I shared an official description of the confrontation in Newport, Rhode Island, over the Customs ship Liberty on 19 July 1769. ..read more
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I’ve been focused on events 250 years ago this week in Boston, but it’s time to look in on other events in New England.You may recall ..read more
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On rereading the Boston Gazette’s description of the Sons of Liberty 14 Aug 1769 dinner this year, I was struck by the detail that three ..read more
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As I detailed yesterday, Nathaniel Balch (shown here, courtesy of Balchipedia) was a hatter. But at heart he was an entertainer, known ..read more
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The man who provided after-dinner, after-toasts entertainment for the big Sons of Liberty dinner on 14 Aug 1769 was Nathaniel Balch (1735- ..read more
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On 14 Aug 1769, 250 years ago today, Boston’s Sons of Liberty gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the first public protest against ..read more
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The State Library of Massachusetts is spotlighting, both on the web and at the State House, a broadside from 1794. Its blog posting ..read more
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I wasn’t planning on a run of weblinks about me, but this morning I’m the interviewee on Dispatches, the Journal of the American ..read more
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Here’s a link to something else I didn’t realize was on the web: video of my Road to Concord presentation in Shrewsbury in January ..read more

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