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William Goforth: A Life of Patriotism, Courage, and Honor

William Goforth played significant roles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio in the age of the American Revolution and the Early Republic and he... The post William Goforth: A Life of Patriotism, Courage, and Honor appeared first on Journal of the American...

Cornwallis: Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World

BOOK REVIEW: Cornwallis: Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World by Richard Middleton (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022). It says something about an... The post Cornwallis: Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World appeared first on...

Benjamin Franklin, Fireman

Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents and titles. He was a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, politician, diplomat, and philosopher, among other things.... The post Benjamin Franklin, Fireman appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

John Greenwood: Adroit Multi-talented Patriot

This historical chronical is about an unusual multifaceted patriot: a musician, soldier, privateer, author, and dentist. On May 17, 1760, John Greenwood was born... The post John Greenwood: Adroit Multi-talented Patriot appeared first on Journal of the...

The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies

The last level of British authority at the colony level was the colonial governors. They came in various forms, military and civil, appointed and... The post The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Jonathan Trumbull: the Sixteenth “Pope” of Connecticut

In 1817, as popular sentiment finally forced Connecticut to adopt a new constitution separating church and state, Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams: “I... The post Jonathan Trumbull: the Sixteenth “Pope” of Connecticut appeared first on Journal...

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Fall of Loyalist Crean Brush

On October 18, 1777, New York provincial assemblyman, and tory, Crean Brush, penned his final will and testament from prison in Boston. After nineteen... The post Hell’s Half-Acre: The Fall of Loyalist Crean Brush appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers, a legend for his service during the Seven Years’... The post This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution...

Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow

Jemima Howe (1724–1805) reflects the strength it took to endure the harsh realities of the Vermont frontier during the American colonial and Revolutionary War... The post Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow appeared first on Journal of the...

The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III

BOOK REVIEW: The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III by Andrew Roberts (New York: Viking, 2021) In 1774, a... The post The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of King George III appeared first on Journal of the American...

Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed

FILM REVIEW: Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed. Directed by Chris Stearns. Executive Producers James Kirby Martin and Ray Raymond. (Talon Films Production, 2021) One of... The post Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed appeared first on Journal of the American...

Review: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton

BOOK REVIEW: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton by Andrew Porwancher (Princeton University Press, 2021). While Alexander Hamilton has attracted his fair share of attention... The post Review: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton appeared first...

Review: Mind and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren

BOOK REVIEW: Minds and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren by Jeffrey Hacker (Amherst, MA: Bright Leaf/University of Massachusetts Press,... The post Review: Mind and Hearts: The Story of James Otis Jr. and Mercy Otis Warren appeared...

Review: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father

BOOK REVIEW: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father by David O. Stewart (New York, NY: Dutton, Penguin Random House, 2021) One of... The post Review: George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and JAR contributor David Price on the brief, but memorable, contribution of Thomas Knowlton to... The post This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution appeared...

The Howe Dynasty

BOOK REVIEW: The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain’s Wars for America by Julie Flavell (Liveright, 2021) In... The post The Howe Dynasty appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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