About

Journal of the American Revolution is the leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding. We deliver America’s most important history straight to your inbox.

>> Fast Facts

  • Established in 2012
  • Peer-reviewed content published in three ways: 1) free online magazine; 2) annual collector’s volumes; and 3) book series
  • More than 3.3 million unique readers since launch (January 2013 – September 2017)
  • More than 6 million pageviews since launch (January 2013 – September 2017)
  • 1,034,000 unique visitors and 1,854,000 pageviews in 12 months (September 2016 – September 2017)
  • More than 1000 articles published
  • More than 165 expert authors
  • Our historical research and writing has been featured or cited by CNN, Discovery Channel, History Channel, TIME, New York Times, Smithsonian, Bloomberg, Slate, AHA, Huffington Post, History News Network, MSNBC, NPR, Mental Floss and countless others
  • More than 20 books and 30 Wikipedia entries have cited research and writing that first appeared in Journal of the American Revolution
  • Publishers, TV and film producers, conference organizers and others approach us for guidance in their Revolutionary War-oriented endeavors

Our mission is simple: Deliver impeccable, ideally groundbreaking historical research and well-written narrative. In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com) publishes passionate, creative and smart content intended to make history more palatable. Our editorial menu offers a healthy variety of in-depth features and engaging columns, in both short- and long-form, with an eye for accuracy over legend.  Collectively, our rapidly growing archive provides amazing substance, depth and breadth as we strive to always be the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding period.

>> Our History

Journal of the American Revolution is the brainchild and production of Reporting the Revolutionary War author Todd Andrlik. It was just a napkin sketch in August 2012 but following a few months of brainstorming with fellow historian Hugh T. Harrington the website quickly took shape and we began publishing content in January 2013. Almost overnight, the online magazine exploded in popularity and we enlisted historian Don N. Hagist to co-edit the publication. In time, more historians — J. L. Bell, Jim Piecuch and Ray Raphael — were all added as associate editors to expand the leadership and subject matter expertise of the editorial board. Today, the journal is the go-to source for premium content about the American Revolution and Founding. Expanding our product line beyond the online magazine, Journal of the American Revolution also produces annual hardcover volumes that give prominence and permanence to our authors’ most resourceful articles. In 2015, we announced the launch of a new book series that is an imprint of Westholme Publishing.

>> Editorial Board:

**Todd Andrlik, founder, publisher, editor-in-chief (630-877-1776, todd@allthingsliberty.com)
**Don N. Hagist, editor (don@allthingsliberty.com)
**Hugh T. Harrington, editor emeritus
**J. L. Bell, associate editor
**Jim Piecuch, associate editor
**Ray Raphael, associate editor
*****Please send all article pitches and submissions to editor@allthingsliberty.com

>> Writers:

We do not charge for access. Our valued authors donate their time and talents to educate and entertain our readers, who, in return, often leave thoughtful, engaging and helpful commentary to continue the conversation after each article. Without our authors and readers, Journal of the American Revolution isn’t possible. Thank you!

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