Article in the Journal of the American Revolution

My article, submitted to the Journal of the American Revolution, was published yesterday, entitled ‘The Importance of Observation and Inspection’.  Here is a snippet:

In popular media, the soldiers of the Revolution and the members of the Continental Congress generally take center stage.  It’s actually not fair; John Adams gets a full length series on HBO and yet the workings of local government during the most trying time in our history barely make a footnote.  In point of fact, the provincial governments, known as Committees of Observation and Inspection, during the Revolution played as large a role—perhaps one that was more important—than did Congress.   Indeed, without the Committees of Observation, it is likely the Revolution would never have started

And you can read the rest here:


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