Time for a Change!


March 23, 2023
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

We have exciting news for our readers!

It’s been ten years. It’s time for a change. Soon, things will look different at JAR. Don’t worry—we’ll still have the same great articles, podcast, and other content that you’ve come to rely on as a trusted source for information about the American Revolution and Founding Era. But our look will be refreshed.

We will soon launch a redesigned Journal of the American Revolution website, which has remained almost unchanged for ten years. The site will remain quite familiar at a glance, but we have reorganized how the information is portrayed, letting readers know what are the latest articles, and organizing recent articles by category. And the category of each article will be a little more prominent, making it easier for you to find other articles with the same overall theme as the one you’re reading.

Here’s a screen grab of a portion of the new site showing how articles will be organized:


In the navigation bar, you will now be able to directly access and listen to our podcast, Dispatches. You’ll hear authors talk about their recent articles, as well as many other topics within JAR’s scope.

Our search capabilities will be enhanced so that more articles specific to a search can be found. Our entire archive will remain intact and searchable, so that every bit of information we’ve published remains available whenever you need it. If you haven’t been using our search function and our archives to see what we’ve covered in over 2,000 articles, we encourage you to take a look—and if you already use it, you’ll like it even more. Our goal is to increase user engagement and enjoyment.

And, as always, don’t forget to check the comments on your favorite articles, which often offer added insights and new avenues for thought.

The same information, with a newer, better presentation. Coming to JAR soon.

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