Welcome to the New JAR Site!


March 12, 2024
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

Welcome to the New JAR Site! After over ten years without a change, we’ve refreshed our web site. We still have the same great articles, podcast, and content that you’ve come to rely on as a trusted source for information about the American Revolution and Founding Era, but with a new look that should be easier to navigate, search and enjoy. Our journal is read worldwide free of charge on personal computers, tablets, and phones. With this in mind, we wanted to make sure the reading and discovery experience is satisfying, no matter what device or platform you use.

Thank you for being a part of this vibrant and active community dedicated to this critical period of American—and world—history. And thanks to our dedicated contributors. Without all of you, JAR would not be possible.


  • Change can be good but the comments on my David Nimham article have disappeared so maybe you have some bugs to iron out.

  • The new look is quite spiffy. It’ll be interesting to see if it works as well as the old one.
    I know it’s not the modern way but I am not a fan of sans serif fonts. Somehow or other, on a site so dedicated to the past as the “Journal,” they just seem out of place.
    And, I don’t care for the loss of access to recent comments. Granted, there’s mention of them at the bottom of the home page but there is no indication of the article to which they apply nor can they be opened. Showing the comments provided the only method to see if somebody had written something about a given article without opening the piece.

    1. Mike- +1 on your comments. I do not mind san serif fonts so much for titles and headlines but would agree the article body text would read better for me with a serif font.

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