Top Articles of April 2017


April 28, 2017
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

April was a short month for JAR as we returned from spring break with our “Runaway a Day” series. In short time we still welcomed four new writers—Bruce Ware Allen, Nichole Louise, Jason Glasser and R. Paul Mason—who contributed some excellent articles. The fine folks at Fort Plain Museum have announced the impressive line-up for their Third Annual Conference of The American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley. It sounds like another can’t-miss experience complete with two bus tours, reception, ten fascinating presentations and a tavern/colonial dinner. The weekend event is being held June 8-11; click here to register. Our collectible Annual Volume 2017  was published this month and in a few weeks we’ll be unveiling our next book series book, Invasion of Virginia, 1781, by Michael Cecere. Until then, enjoy our top articles of April 2017:

  1. Museum of the American Revolution: Dichotomy of a Fledgling Nation by Nichole Louise
  2. Did Generals Mismanage the Battle of Brooklyn? by Gene Procknow
  3. A Proposed Alliance of the Knights of Malta and the United States of America by Bruce Ware Allen
  4. Dedication of the New American Revolution Museum at Yorktown by Norman Fuss
  5. Neglected Histories: The Cruger Family and the Roots of American Independence by R. Paul Mason
  6. General George Washington: Diplomat by Benjamin Huggins
  7. Yorktown National Battlefield: The Encampment Tour by Jason Glasser

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