Top 10 Articles of March 2016


March 24, 2016
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

This month we gave a hearty hello to four new writers: Stephen Brumwell, Michelle Porter, Alec D. Rogers and David Turnquist. We also welcomed a new advertiser, which has planned one of the most impressive history conference itineraries we’ve ever seen. If the Fort Plain Museum’s Second Annual Conference on the American Revolution (June 9-12) isn’t already on your calendar, it needs to be.  Two bus tours, wine and beer tasting, local upstate NY food sampling, historic artisan shopping, more than a dozen expert speakers and plenty of opportunities to schmooze with your peers—this is going to be a Revolutionary War conference for the ages.  Click here for more details and registration instructions.

In Williamsburg this month, Todd Braisted and J. L. Bell officially kicked off their book tours for Grand Forage 1778 and The Road to Concord, the inaugural titles of Journal of the American Revolution‘s new book series. If you missed it, Bell and Braisted will be featured together one more time at the Fort Plain conference in June. All books, including our 2016 Annual Volume and the reprint of the 2015 edition, are expected to deliver by late April.

Three and a half years since the debut of his award-winning book, Reporting the Revolutionary War, bestselling author and Journal of the American Revolution founder Todd Andrlik is now rarely seen on the speaking circuit (he’s replaced speaking gigs with managing an online magazine, annual volumes and a book series). In his only appearance of 2016, Andrlik will be presenting on Revolutionary War newspaper coverage at the Valley Forge National Historical Park Theater on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Due to limited capacity, advance tickets are required. Click here to order your tickets.

Finally, just as many schools are going on spring break now, so is Journal of the American Revolution. We will be taking a short hiatus to recover from all the exciting activity in our world and will return to our regular programming the week of April 11. If you have articles to submit, please continue to send them to ed****@al**************.com during the break. And if you’re interested in being our next successful advertiser, please contact to**@al**************.com for our 2016 Media Kit. Cheers and enjoy the top 10 most popular articles of the month!

  1. The Alleged Amorous Affairs of Washington by John L. Smith, Jr.
  2. Benedict Arnold: Natural Born Military Genius by James Kirby Martin
  3. Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold and a “forgotten” Publius by Stephen Brumwell
  4. Anything But Monotonous: Nine Months of Garrison Duty at Fort Griswold by Matthew Reardon
  5. Burnishing Revolutionary Reputations by Gene Procknow
  6. Revolutionary Tourist: Chastellux in America by Jack Kelly
  7. The First “No Taxation Without Representation” Crisis by Bob Ruppert
  8. How the Stamp Act Did Not Affect Virginia by Bob Ruppert
  9. A Brief History of Benjamin Franklin’s Residences on Craven Street, London: 1757-1775 by David Turnquist
  10. Satirizing the Revolution through Popular Song by Michelle Porter


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