Journal of the American Revolution Now Managed and Published by Bruce H. Franklin and Westholme Publishing


December 21, 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

After five years at the helm of the Journal of the American Revolution Todd Andrlik is pleased to announce that Bruce H. Franklin and Westholme Publishing will be carrying the journal forward.

Since its founding in 2013, the Journal of the American Revolution has established itself as a premier destination for original research about the revolutionary period. The journal has helped scores of talented researchers and writers gain access to large audiences, and provided a reliable source of knowledge for millions of readers.

For the past decade, Andrlik has dedicated himself to research, writing, editing, and publishing about the American Revolution. His passion has always been period newspapers and he has produced an award-winning book, Reporting the Revolutionary War, and important articles for the journal, including “How Paul Revere’s Ride was Published and Censored in 1775” and “Breaking News 1776: First Reports of Independence.” In addition, the JAR launched a collaboration with Westholme to produce annual hardcover volumes featuring some of the best articles of the year and a branded book series designed to highlight the latest research on new or lesser-known topics of the revolutionary era.

“With a young family and busy professional career, this was the right time for transition,” Andrlik said. “It’s been an honor and privilege to work with so many talented editors and writers over the years. I’m thrilled that the journal will be managed by a person and company dedicated to American colonial and revolutionary history.”

Westholme, founded in 2003 by Franklin, is a dynamic independent press noted for the quality of the books it produces. Effective immediately, Westholme will manage and operate Journal of the American Revolution and

“Todd Andrlik has set a very high standard,” Franklin says, “and it will be both a challenge and a pleasure to continue an enterprise we all respect and enjoy. History is a community and the conversation that JAR evokes is one of its most important contributions to our national narrative. I look forward to working with the editors and writers, as we further expand and refine the fields of inquiry for which the JAR is already justly known.”

JAR Editor Don N. Hagist will remain with the journal as senior editor and so will associate editors J. L. Bell, Jim Piecuch and Ray Raphael.


  • Congratulations to Bruce and Westholme for taking over JAR. It’s a great match. And to Todd for building this first-rate online magazine and resource for all history buffs.

  • Many thanks to Todd Andrlik and all those responsible for JAR to date. You have provided so much scholary knowledge and countless hours of pleasure to me and many others. I wish you Godspeed and continued successes in all future endeavors.

    Congrats and best wishes to Bruce Franklin and Westholme in their future leadership and the challenges to keep JAR on top for many years to come.

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