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Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives

Jemima Howe (1724–1805), a pioneer woman of the early Vermont frontier wilderness, survived a 1755 abduction along with her seven children ranging from six... The post Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives appeared first on Journal of the...

This Week on Dispatches: Edna Gabler on the Silence of Slavery in Revolutionary War Art

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer, editor, researcher, and JAR contributor Edna Gabler on her recent study of images of enslaved... The post This Week on Dispatches: Edna Gabler on the Silence of Slavery in Revolutionary...

The Silence of Slavery in Revolutionary War Art

“His Britannic Majesty shall with all convenient speed, and without causing any Destruction, or carrying away any Negroes or other Property of the American... The post The Silence of Slavery in Revolutionary War Art appeared first on Journal of the...

Following William Bartram’s Footsteps in Northeast Florida

From 1765 to 1766, botanist John Bartram explored Florida, the new southern territory Britain acquired after the Seven Years’ War. William Bartram, his son,... The post Following William Bartram’s Footsteps in Northeast Florida appeared first on Journal...

The 2021 Annual Volume

The seventh Journal of the American Revolution Annual Volume is now available. Each annual volume highlights articles selected by our editorial board from the... The post The 2021 Annual Volume appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Review: Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution

Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution by Michael D. Hattem (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2021) In his new... The post Review: Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution appeared...

The 2020 JAR Book-of-the-Year

The Journal of the American Revolution is pleased to announce The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena Zabin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) as winner of... The post The 2020 JAR Book-of-the-Year appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Cicero and the American Revolution

Despite Cicero’s significant reputation and widespread readership, little scholarship has focused upon Cicero’s reputation and oratorical practices’ influence upon the Founding Generation. Once Cicero... The post Cicero and the American...

Ranking American Revolution Films and Television

Given movies and television are the great American art form, the American Revolution has been poorly served by filmmakers. Though it was one of... The post Ranking American Revolution Films and Television appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Painter Abroad: John Singleton Copley Writes to His Wife

It may have been Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s patriotic paean that belatedly canonized a heroic horseman as a key figure of the American Revolution, but... The post A Painter Abroad: John Singleton Copley Writes to His Wife appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: Greg Aaron on the American Revolution’s Influence on Superheroes

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews cybersecurity expert and former trade book editor Greg Aaron on the influence of the American Revolution on the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Greg Aaron on the American Revolution’s...

Superheroes of the American Revolution

Every nation has an origin story. In the popular imagination, the American Revolutionary War has been a tale of heroes who were forged in... The post Superheroes of the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Who Said, “Don’t Fire Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes”?

“Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes!” is one of the most famous quotations to come out of the Revolutionary War. According... The post Who Said, “Don’t Fire Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes”?...

An Interview with Eliot Pattison, Author of the Bone Rattler Series

Author Eliot Pattison’s new book is The King’s Beast: A Mystery of the American Revolution (Counterpoint, 2020), sixth in his Bone Rattler series set in... The post An Interview with Eliot Pattison, Author of the Bone Rattler Series appeared...

It’s in the Details: A Recently Identified View of Boston

The exceedingly rare mezzotint of His Excellency George Washington Esqr (above) listed by Charles Hart as no. 1 in his Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of... The post It’s in the Details: A Recently Identified View of Boston appeared...

19 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced

The Journal of the American Revolution is pleased to announce Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution by... The post 2019 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award Announced appeared...

Catharine Macaulay’s Difficult Years, 1778–1787

Between 1775 and 1784 Catharine Macaulay’s social and personal life was one traumatic event after another. She accepted the invitation from Rev. Dr. James... The post Catharine Macaulay’s Difficult Years, 1778–1787 appeared first on...

The Best Historical Fiction About the American Revolution

Although Journal of the American Revolution publishes only factual material based upon primary sources, we recognize that historical fiction can be a valuable source... The post The Best Historical Fiction About the American Revolution appeared first...

Catharine Macaulay, England’s First Female Whig Historian, 1773–1774

By the end of 1772, Catharine Macaulay had completed and published the first five volumes of her History of England from the Accession of... The post Catharine Macaulay, England’s First Female Whig Historian, 1773–1774 appeared first on Journal...

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