The American Revolution & Founding Era blog is a labor of love. As a lifelong history buff and former history teacher, I love to dig into the past! And the founding of the United States is my favorite part of history in which to dig.
The American Revolution & Founding Era blog began many years ago as a section of Suite101.com. When Suite101.com restructured, they eliminated the American Revolution & Founding Era section, replacing it with a broader section on American History. At Suite101, I moved over to Protestantism. And while I enjoy writing for Suite101 Protestantism, I retain my love for early American history, particularly the founding period. So, a few years back, I resurrected the American Revolution & Founding Era topic in the form of this blog.
While some of the posts/articles do explore issues in depth, I prefer to let other early American history blogs like American Creation get into the heavy scholarship. I like to keep this blog attractive to new and intermediate students of the American Revolution period, not just the scholars. (Note: If you're a scholar, I hope you'll stick around and suggest resources, including links to your own writings, in the comments section). Not only that, but people these days are busy and often don't have the time to read long, in-depth articles. So, most of the content on this blog would probably fall into the "pop" (as in popular) reading category, and that's just how I like it!
That said, I myself do quite a bit of heavy reading and studying. I love to read both popular as well as scholarly works on the founding period, and I particularly enjoy combing through original source material from that period. There's nothing like reading actual writings from the Founders themselves! But I try to keep the blog as friendly and approachable to many readers as possible.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc., please feel free to contact me. My contact information can be found on the Contact Page.