Top Articles of October 2016


October 31, 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

2017coverJAR had another busy few weeks welcoming three new writers — Gregory J. W. Urwin, Alex Colvin, C. E. Pippenger —and making great progress on our 2017 Annual Volume (the cover art is featured here for the first time). The annual hardback will publish in spring and feature about four dozen articles by scores of JAR contributors, including Bob Ruppert, Neal Nusholtz, Mary V. Thompson, Alex Colvin, Daniel N. Gullotta, Gerald Holland, Michael Cecere, Roger Smith, C. L. Bragg, Jeff Dacus, Joshua Shepherd, Ennis Duling, Christian M. McBurney, Todd W. Braisted, Jett Conner, Don N. Hagist, Ron Morgan, James Kirby Martin, Zachary Brown, Gene Procknow, Kim Burdick, Eric Sterner, Jim Piecuch, Nancy K. Loane, Tyler Rudd Putman, Bryan Rindfleisch, Michael J. F. Sheehan, Nicolas Bell-Romero, Conner Runyan, Richard Sambasivam, Stephen Brumwell, John Knight, John L. Smith, Jr. and Anthony J. Minna. You can pre-order copies of the 2017 hardcover edition on Amazon today!

Stay tuned to JAR in November. We have many fascinating essays in the hopper.

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of October 2016

  1. The Truth About George Washington and Hemp by John L. Smith, Jr.
  2. General Washington’s First Spy, and why his Mission was Doomed from the Start by J. L. Bell
  3. Recently Discovered Letters Shed New Light on the Battle of Valcour Island by C. E. Pippenger
  4. Was the Revolutionary War in the South Winnable by the British? by Ian Saberton
  5. Continental Generals: Backgrounds and Fates by Jeff Dacus
  6. Drunk and Disorderly: The Dreadful Havoc of Spirituous Liquors by Joshua Shepherd
  7. With Cornwallis to the Dan: Deconstructing the “Forbes Champagné Letter” by Gregory J. W. Urwin
  8. Election Fraud and Voter Suppression: 18th Century Style by Michael Cecere
  9. How Yorktown Almost Couldn’t Afford to Happen by John L. Smith, Jr.
  10. Major André Popularizes Revolutionary Events by Michelle Porter


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