Top 10 Articles of August 2014


August 27, 2014
by Editors Also by this Author


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Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) takes great pride in its mission to be the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding era — a mission worth emphasizing during the back to school month of August. In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, JAR publishes passionate, creative and smart content intended to make history more palatable. In August, we welcomed Bob Ruppert, Bethany Collins and Hershel Parker as new contributors [learn more about writing for JAR]. We also said hello to our newest advertiser, the American Revolution Round Tables. With numerous meeting locations and fun events, the Round Tables are an excellent way to explore, discuss and share knowledge about the American Revolution [learn more about advertising with JAR].

JAR will be taking an extended Labor Day weekend and will return on Tuesday, September 2 with more great content. Until then, here are the top 10 most popular articles of August 2014:

  1. Top 10 Reasons to Join the British Army by Don N. Hagist
  2. 8 Fast Facts About Hessians by Bethany Collins
  3. AMC’s “Turn” – First Season Review by Steven Paul Mark
  4. The American Revolution Comes to Albany, New York, 1756-1776 by Elizabeth M. Covart
  5. Misinformation, Disinformation and Gen. Washington’s Gunpowder Supply by J. L. Bell
  6. His Excellency’s Guards by Bob Ruppert
  7. Duels of Honor by Michael Schellhammer
  8. The Tryon County Patriots of 1775 and their “Association” by Hershel Parker
  9. The Influence of “The Black Robes” by Bob Ruppert
  10. Disarming the Disaffected by Thomas Verenna


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