Month: August 2013

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Top 10 Articles in August 2013

It has been a wild month for Journal of the American Revolution. Don N. Hagist, author of British Soldiers, American War, officially joined our team as an editor. And thanks to our recent article about the ages of Founding Fathers going viral, we had 90,000 readers in August! TIME, Slate, Washington Post, Bloomberg, UPI, MSNBC, […]

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The Historiography of the American Revolution

Historiography is, essentially, the history of history, or, more aptly, the history of history writing. How have historians in different times and places interpreted the causes and character of the Revolution differently? Historiography is the lifeblood of academic historians; however, the general reader often has little familiarity with it. Perhaps no other topic in American […]

by Michael D. Hattem
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Dimming Spotlight: 5 Tracks to Historical Obscurity

In recent years, Dr. Joseph Warren has earned more of the spotlight in the American Revolution’s cast of characters with some portraying him as a swashbuckling political activist, inspiring speaker, and ladies’ man. However, for decades, Warren’s legacy lurked in the shadows of other American Founders. Ironically, Joseph Warren’s agency as an American Founder was […]

by Samuel A. Forman
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Remembering Pauline Maier (1938-2013)

The history community was struck Monday morning with the sad news of Pauline Maier’s passing. She was a preeminent scholar of the American Revolution. Memories and condolences were instantly circulated by thousands on Twitter, followed by numerous blogs that reflected on Maier’s impact and legacy.  The discussion network H-NET published an obituary, authored by close […]

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Top 10 Continental Army Generals

In addition to George Washington, during the course of the American Revolution, the Continental Congress commissioned seventy-seven other men as general officers, with four — Seth Pomeroy, John Whetcomb, John Cadwalader, and Joseph Reed — declining the honor.  In fact, Cadwalader declined twice, much to Washington’s regret. These seventy-three men served as Washington’s chief lieutenants, […]

by William M. Welsch
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Top 10 Most Popular Articles in July 2013

Journal of the American Revolution (#allthingsliberty) continues its exciting momentum. In addition to the outstanding contributions published at the past 30 days, we have aggressively moved forward with our hard-cover collector’s edition. To make room for several outstanding exclusive articles in the commemorative print volume, we have upped the page count 25 percent! The […]

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