Top 10 Articles of November 2016


November 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

As we settle in for our November recap, we pause to express our sincere gratitude. We are thankful for our many writers, readers and advertisers, who make Journal of the American Revolution a special gathering and learning place. November was another busy month with an exceptional roster of fresh articles and new writers, including Shai Afsai, Jonathan Bayer, Joseph E. Wroblewski and Joel W. Thurman. Almost four years into this experiment we call the Journal, we find ourselves rapidly approaching 150 writers and 900 articles. Perhaps most mind blowing is that our content has reached nearly 3 million unique readers.

In printed news, our third book series book, The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee by Steven Park, will publish early next month and we’re very excited about this one. Then, in the spring of 2017, our fourth series book and our fourth annual collector’s volume will publish.

A highlight of our efforts is how far the JAR influence stretches. Our 3-million-strong readership is peppered with school districts and universities across the United States. History educators regularly point to JAR as a preferred source to support their curriculum. And our articles have already been cited in nearly 30 scholarly books as well as featured by countless members of the mainstream media. For all of that and more we are grateful and look forward to more exciting months ahead. Now, please enjoy our most popular articles of November.

  1. The ABC’s of the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy K. Loane
  2. Society at Auction: Coffee-house Culture in Occupied New York by Jonathan Bayer
  3. Joseph Addison’s Cato: Liberty on Stage by Eric Sterner
  4. The Three Letters that Determined the Campaign to Yorktown by Bob Ruppert
  5. The Remarkable Spanish Pilgrimage of John Adams by John L. Smith, Jr.
  6. The Revolution Told by one of the Navy’s Greatest Ships by Joel W. Thurman
  7. The Mythology of Stony Point by Michael J. F. Sheehan
  8. The Winter of his Discontent: Casimir Pulaski’s Resignation as Commander of Horse by Joseph E. Wroblewski
  9. Thomas Paine, Deism, and the Masonic Fraternity by Shai Afsai
  10. Rochambeau’s Arrest by Norman Desmarais



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