Top 10 Articles of February 2015


February 27, 2015
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

There is never a dull month at Journal of the American Revolution. In February, we continued to experience impressive reader traffic and welcomed three new writers: Geoff Benton, A.K. Fielding and Jett Conner. Plus, we have been busy sorting out the details of a major announcement that will be shared in a few weeks. And then there is this big news…

Journal of the American Revolution: Annual Volume 2015 is available for pre-ordering!

annualvol2015cover2The articles have been selected, the cover has been designed and the book is now in the copyediting phase. This collector’s hardcover edition publishes in late May 2015 and is available for pre-ordering now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, IndieBound and other fine bookstores worldwide. While the Journal of the American Revolution is published on the web, affording broad access and a measure of interactivity with readers, there is a permanence and prominence to a printed volume that the web cannot match. We’re advancing the study of history, after all, so there’s something to be said about producing a tangible, archivable object that blends modern research and perspectives with traditional presentation. What you’ll find in the 2015 volume is sure to delight and, most important, offer new perspectives on many aspects of the people, politics, events, and engagements of the American Revolution. Many thanks to our publisher Westholme Publishing for being such a great partner on this project! We’re thrilled with the book and know our readers will be, too! So, while you’re waiting for the new print volume to arrive in your mailbox, enjoy February’s most popular articles:

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of February 2015

  1. How Paul Revere’s Ride was Published and Censored in 1775 by Todd Andrlik
  2. Why did George Washington become a Revolutionary? by Ray Raphael
  3. George Washington’s Use of Humor During the Revolutionary War by Joseph Manca
  4. How was the Revolutionary War paid for? by John L. Smith, Jr.
  5. Indian Patriots from Eastern Massachusetts: Six Perspectives by Daniel J. Tortora
  6. A Dutiful Soldier Misses the Battle by Todd W. Braisted
  7. George Rogers Clark at Vincennes: “You May Expect No Mercy” by Joshua Shepherd
  8. The Sale of the Hessians” and the Franklin Legend by Hugh T. Harrington
  9. Henry Beekman Livingston, Black Sheep of the Livingston Clan by Geoff Benton
  10. Fortifying Philadelphia: A Chain of Redoubts and Floating Bridges by Bob Ruppert


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