The Road to Concord: How Massachusetts Moved toward War in 1774-75

Road to Concord Cover 100dpiPresentation by author J.L. Bell

Thursday, July 7th, 2016  7PM

In the late summer of 1774, Massachusetts Patriots and royal governor  Thomas Gage jousted for control of the province and its military resources. Starting eight months before the Battle of Lexington and Concord, this “arms race” quickly cost the royal authorities control of most of the province and eventually led to war. Marshfield has a unique  place in that story as the one part of Massachusetts that Gen. Gage managed to bring back under his
 wing—briefly. Based on a new history of how the Revolutionary War began, this illustrated talk will look at the forgotten struggle to control New England.

Book signing and questions follow. Light refreshments are included.

Members $5.00 Non Members $7.00

About the Author

JL Bell (Rick Bern Photography) 150dpiJ. L. Bell is the author of “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War” (Westholme, 2016), a study of Gen. George Washington’s work in Cambridge for the National Park Service, and numerous articles for all kinds of readers.

He maintains the Boston1775.net website, offering daily doses of history, analysis, and unabashed gossip about Revolutionary New England.

The Ancestral Home of the Founding Family of Marshfield