About

>> Editorial Board:

Publisher: Bruce H. Franklin (bruce@allthingsliberty.com)
Managing EditorDon N. Hagist (don@allthingsliberty.com)
Assistant Editor: Adrian Rutt
Social Media Manager: Katie Turner Getty
Web Content Manager: Mary Sherlock
Associate Editor: J. L. Bell
Associate EditorJim Piecuch
Associate EditorRay Raphael
Founding EditorTodd Andrlik

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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 2013
  • Peer-reviewed content published in three ways: 1) free online magazine; 2) annual volumes of the best articles in a calendar year, and 3) branded book series
  • More than 5 million unique readers since the launch
  • More than 8 million page views since launch
  • More than 1400 articles published
  • More than 250 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 many others
  • Numerous books, Wikipedia entries, and other sites have cited research and writing that first appeared in Journal of the American Revolution
  • Publishers, TV and film producers, conference organizers, speaker bureaus, and others approach us for guidance in their Revolutionary War-oriented endeavors

Our mission is simple: Deliver smart, ideally groundbreaking historical research and well-written narrative. In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, Journal of the American Revolution publishes passionate, creative, and fresh content intended to make history more accessible. 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 myth and legend.  Collectively, our rapidly growing archive provides amazing substance, depth, and breadth as the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding eras.

>> Our History

Journal of the American Revolution is the brainchild of Reporting the Revolutionary War author Todd Andrlik. It was just a napkin sketch in August 2012 but following a few months of consultation with fellow historian Hugh T. Harrington the website quickly took shape and began publishing content in January 2013. Almost overnight, the online magazine exploded in popularity and historian Don N. Hagist was enlisted to co-edit the publication. In time, more historians — J. L. Bell, Jim Piecuch, and Ray Raphael — were added as associate editors to enhance the leadership and subject matter expertise of the editorial board. 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 of each calendar year. In 2015, a new book series with Westholme Publishing was launched. In December 2017, Westholme’s publisher, Bruce H. Franklin, assumed responsibility for ownership and management of the journal and named Don N. Hagist as managing editor. Katie Turner Getty became the journal’s social media manager and Adrian Root joined the team as a copy editor. In January 2019, Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution, hosted by historian Brady J. Crytzer, debuted. The journal remains the go-to source for premium content about the American Revolution and Founding eras.

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 the thoughtful, engaging and helpful commentary to continue the conversation after each article. Without our authors and readers, the Journal of the American Revolution isn’t possible. Thank you!

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