Mission and Staff

Editorial Board

  • Managing Editor: Don N. Hagist
  • Associate Editor: J. L. Bell
  • Associate Editor: Brady J. Crytzer
  • Associate Editor: Nichole Louise
  • Associate Editor: Katie Turner Getty
  • Associate Editor: Jim Piecuch
  • Associate Editor: Ray Raphael
  • Founding Editor: Todd Andrlik

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: Deliver smart, ideally groundbreaking, historical research and well-written narrative based on primary sources. In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) publishes passionate, creative, and fresh content intended to make history more accessible while upholding the rigors of sound research. Regularly featuring NEW research and perspectives, JAR is the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding era, one of the fastest growing areas of historical interest.

Since its inception in 2013, our content has been featured across all media platforms and has been cited in publications around the world, including those written by prominent, established historians as well as first-time authors. JAR is an ideal platform for graduate students and junior faculty to add to their publications list. JAR 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 with its amazing substance, depth, and breadth is a tremendous resource for historical research.

We do not charge for access to JAR. 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 is not possible. Thank you!
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“The Journal of the American Revolution is an exciting experiment that benefits from the combined efforts of independent scholars and professional historians dedicated to re-examining the history of this country’s founding.”
—Gregory J. W. Urwin, prize-winning historian, Temple University