Top 10 Articles of July 2014


July 31, 2014
by Editors Also by this Author


Journal of the American Revolution is the leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding Era. We feature smart, groundbreaking research and well-written narratives from expert writers. Our work has been featured by the New York Times, TIME magazine, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, Mental Floss, NPR, and more. Journal of the American Revolution also produces annual hardcover volumes, a branded book series, and the podcast, Dispatches

July was another monumental month for Journal of the American Revolution. We exceeded 80,000 pageviews (our second best month since launch), hosted our fourth group interview and welcomed three new contributors: Joseph Manca, Jack Kelly and Mary Nesnay. Plus, we published our 1 millionth word! Word counts are a major part of our process as we strive to keep articles efficient and enjoyable. Since our January 2013 launch, we’ve published more than 400 articles. Assuming a 2500-words-per-article average, that means we recently published our 1 millionth word about the American Revolution! We hope you enjoy our words and, per tradition, below are the 10 most popular articles from the month of July 2014:

  1. George Washington’s Top 10 Talents According to John Adams by John L. Smith, Jr.
  2. 10 Myths for the Fourth of July by Ray Raphael
  3. A Meal Afloat by Lars D. H. Hedbor
  4. Best Husband-Wife Duo? (Group Interview)
  5. Favorite Revolutionary War Site to Visit? (Group Interview)
  6. Top 10 Partisans of the Southern Campaigns by Wayne Lynch
  7. The Mystery Book and the Forgotten Founding Father by Robert Scott Davis
  8. For Love of the Footnote by Hugh T. Harrington
  9. Ti’s Evacuation and the Battle of Hubbardton by Michael Barbieri
  10. Honorable Lords and Pretended Barons: Sorting Out the Noblemen of the American Revolution by Jim Piecuch


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