The Journal of the American Revolution (JAR) editorial board has selected a pair of articles written by staff of The Friends of Washington Crossing Park for inclusion in its next annual hardcover volume, scheduled for release this coming spring. These are among forty scholarly articles chosen for the 2024 print edition out of the total number published by the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal in its online format during the prior year.
JAR, which claims to be “the leading source of knowledge about the American Revolution and Founding Era,” has attracted more than six million readers since its launch in 2013. On average, it publishes nine articles and three book reviews each month, according to researchingtheamericanrevolution.com (see “2023 American Revolution Scholarship in Review” by Gene Procknow, December 3, 2023).
The two articles by Friends’ staff selected for the JAR hardcover edition are: Burlington 1776: The Forgotten Opportunity (March 30, 2023) by Colin Zimmerman, the park’s military historian; and Eutaw Springs and the Ambiguity of Victory (May 30, 2023) by WCHP historical interpreter David Price. Colin’s article focuses on the underrated significance of the military maneuvering and encounters that occurred in Burlington County, New Jersey, in December 1776 and how they set the stage for the “Ten Crucial Days” campaign launched by Washington’s Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River. David’s piece analyzes the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, on September 8, 1781—the last major open-field engagement of the war for independence and one of its longest and bloodiest—in an effort to ascertain which side prevailed from both a tactical and strategic point of view.
The JAR annual hardcover volume is available for purchase directly from Westholme Publishing, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.