Month: February 2017

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Top Articles of February 2017

In February, we welcomed two new writers, Matthew Wigler and Douglas J. Gladstone, and announced our online magazine’s 2017 advertising rates. If you missed it, we also recently launched pre-orders of our 2017 annual hardcover edition and hosted our ninth group interview. Last call for one of the biggest American Revolution conferences of the year. If you’re free the weekend of […]

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A ‘Heavenly Harvest’ of Vulnerable Women in North Carolina: Tory Troops as Sexual Predators

Strong in the memories of North Carolina veterans of the Revolution were images of Tory (Americans loyal to the British government) terrorists, mounted on horses (some stolen from Patriots) and flourishing guns and swords.[1] Few of these soldier veterans had been at home during a Tory raid. More often, what the men said in their […]

by Hershel Parker
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Francis Dana and America’s Failed Embassy to Russia

  The war between Britain and her North American colonies shut off the availability of raw materials, specifically timber, tar, and pitch, for the British Royal Navy and her commercial fleet. This placed greater concern on protecting their second biggest supplier, the Baltic States. Part of that protection included confiscating all contraband and naval stores […]

by Bob Ruppert
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Preventing Slave Insurrection in South Carolina & Georgia, 1775-1776

As the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia moved closer to open rebellion against Great Britain in the summer of 1775, leaders of the revolutionary movement found themselves facing a host of potential threats. In addition to the numerous loyalists in both colonies, the tribes of pro-British Indians on their frontiers, and the possibility of […]

by Jim Piecuch
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George Hanger ― His Adventures in the American Revolutionary War end

THE CHARLESTOWN CAMPAIGN Beginning with the siege of Charlestown, the southern campaigns would prove to be Britain’s last throw of the dice in the Revolutionary War. As preparations for the Charlestown campaign got under way, Hessian general orders on December 10, 1779 again sought volunteers for a chasseur company to accompany it under George Hanger’s […]

by Ian Saberton
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2017 Advertising Rates Published

Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) has just finalized its 2017 advertising rates. Companies interested in reaching thousands of enthusiastic history consumers in a short amount of time can request a media kit by submitting this form. Our online magazine boasts an impressive archive of more than 1000 articles (authored by 150+ expert writers) and continues to […]

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Revolutionary Religious Toleration: The Making of a Founder

The prevailing academic theories that attempt to interpret the motivations of those American colonists who rebelled against British taxation of, and ultimately, British sovereignty over the Thirteen North American colonies during the American Revolutionary War tend to center their focus on one of two broad themes: either political ideology or economic self-interest. While proponents of […]

by Matthew Wigler
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America’s First Continental Army Combat Casualty

Reflecting on the service of American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines this past Veteran’s Day prompted an interesting question: Who was the first Continental soldier to die in combat during the American Revolution?  The death of the first general officer, Brigadier General Richard Montgomery, during the failed American assault on Quebec on December 31, 1775, […]

by Patrick H. Hannum
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Elite Regiment, Delinquent Behavior

Its list of battle honors nearly constitutes a history of the Revolution itself. During seven years of service, the Delaware Regiment earned a staggering combat record at the most legendary engagements of the war, including Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk’s Hill, Ninety-Six, and Eutaw Springs.[1] They were […]

by Joshua Shepherd