Top 10 Articles of September 2016


September 30, 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

What a month! Fresh off one of our busiest months ever, Journal of the American Revolution welcomed nine new writers: Ian Saberton, Dennis Ness, Philip D. Weaver, Roger Smith, Phillip R. Giffin, Kelly Mielke, Charles H. Lagerbom, C. L. Bragg and Zachary Brown. We also began work on our 2017 hardcover edition—stay tuned for details next month. And last call to register for Charles Baxley’s exciting new bus and boat tour, “The Swamp Fox Rides Again.” Enjoy our 10 most popular articles of the month:

  1. The Southern Expedition of 1776: The Best Kept Secret of the American Revolution by Roger Smith
  2. The Rhetoric and Practice of Scalping by Zachary Brown
  3. Revolutionary “Last Words” by Gary Shattuck
  4. Why was the Revolutionary War in the south lost by the British? by Ian Saberton
  5. The Dollar in Revolutionary America by Michael Barbieri
  6. Fort Pownal, Colonial Maine, 1775 by Charles H. Lagerbom
  7. Why the British lost the Battle of Sullivan’s Island by C. L. Bragg
  8. Captain John Peck Rathbun: As Audacious as John Paul Jones by Eric Sterner
  9. How Britain tried to Intimidate Colonial Taxpayers into Compliance by Neal Nusholtz
  10. York County Pennsylvania Militia 1777 by Dennis Ness



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