Jim Piecuch and Ray Raphael Join Journal of the American Revolution Editorial Board


March 13, 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

Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) is 27 months old. Already. It’s growing up so fast. And thanks to an ever-increasing cadre of contributors and a wonderfully large and diverse audience, there’s much more to come in the future.

The goal for JAR has always been to provide impeccable historical information in an approachable format – business casual history. The success of this concept is evident in the numbers: in our second year of publication, we’ve seen monthly readership more than triple, and we’ve published contributions from more than 80 writers. Advertisers have taken notice, and achieved outstanding results by reaching out to our focused audience. Publishers, TV and film producers, conference organizers and others have approached us for guidance in their Revolutionary War-oriented endeavors.

It’s been a great experience, but, as they say, “it takes a village.” Realizing our growth requires greater depth and breadth of editorial leadership and subject matter expertise, we are proud to announce today that historians Jim Piecuch and Ray Raphael have joined JAR as associate editors. Both will continue to write articles for JAR, but now will also advise on special projects, review online magazine submissions, and participate in the selection and editing of future annual volumes. The official JAR masthead now reads:

Todd Andrlik, editor-in-chief
Don N. Hagist, editor
Hugh T. Harrington, editor
J. L. Bell, associate editor
Jim Piecuch, associate editor
Ray Raphael, associate editor
Thomas Verenna, associate editor

About Jim Piecuch

Jim Piecuch earned his BA and MA degrees in history at the University of New Hampshire and his PhD at the College of William and Mary. He is an associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University and has published several articles on colonial and Revolutionary history. He is also the author of seven books including: The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History (History Press, 2006); Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South (University of South Carolina Press, 2008); “Cool Deliberate Courage”: John Eager Howard in the American Revolution (Nautical & Aviation Pub, 2009), co-authored with John Beakes; and “The Blood Be Upon Your Head”: Tarleton and the Myth of Buford’s Massacre (Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, 2010). For more information, visit www.jimpiecuch.com.

About Ray Raphael

The tenth anniversary revised edition of Ray Raphael’s influential book, Founding Myths: Stories that Hide Our Patriotic Past has just been released by New Press. His sixteen other books include Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and What We Get Right (New Press, 2013), Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive (Knopf, 2012), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Founding Fathers and the Birth of Our Nation (ALPHA, 2011) and A People’s History of the American Revolution (Harper Perennial, 2002). A complete list of his books and articles, as well as some key historical documents not published elsewhere, can be found at www.rayraphael.com.


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