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 allthingsliberty.com.
“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.