Recent JAR News


November 28, 2018
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

The Journal of the American Revolution reaches a wide audience and is regularly cited on other web sites, in scholarly books and articles, newspapers, and in social media. We are all making a difference toward a greater understanding and appreciation of our founding era. We thought our readers would appreciate some of the recent news about JAR.

Our contributors’ suggestions about the best audiovisual materials for students was featured by the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, calling it, “an excellent list of resources.”

Katie Turner Getty noted that Crown Publishing just tweeted out to its 94,000 followers James Kirby Martin’s review of Stephen Fried’s biography of Benjamin Rush.


The current issue of Journal of America’s Military Past reviewed Benjamin Huggins’s Washington’s War, 1779, the latest in the JAR Books series, writing that “Washington’s War is engaging and clearly written. . . . Interestingly, [Washington] saw the depreciation of Continental currency as perhaps the most serious threat to the war effort. Washington caustically noted the immense harm caused by speculators and others who profited from Congressional transactions and quartermaster contracts. Huggins makes a persuasive case that contrary to the notion that Washington was marking time watching the British in New York City, he was actively seeking to transition from a defensive to an offensive strategy. This book is certainly worthwhile in its reconsideration of Washington’s generalship and our understanding of the strategic possibilities.”

And like every First Friday, this Friday, November 30, at 8 AM, on “Revolution Road with the Journal of the American Revolution,” John L. Smith will discuss the 1775 invasion of Canada, from the first Congressional overtures, to Montgomery’s siege of St. Johns and Ft. Chambly, to Benedict Arnold’s Maine trek, to the December 31st attack on Quebec City, and the retreat back to Fort Ticonderoga and then Valcour Island.

Those with Sirius XM radio can listen to “Revolution Road with the Journal of the American Revolution,” during the Dave Nemo Show, 7–11 AM Eastern on Sirius/XM146.

Upcoming shows are:

January 4:  Mike Barbieri on weapons of the American Revolution

February 8: Ray Raphael on the 1774 rebellion in Massachusetts

March 8: Nancy Loane on Valley Forge




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