Todd Andrlik is curator, author and editor of Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (), named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Barnes & Noble and Best American Revolution Book of 2012 by the New York American Revolution Round Table. Featuring hundreds of high definition color images and analysis from 37 historians, the single volume lets readers experience the Revolution the way the colonists did -- in their very own town newspapers and broadsheets. “This is ‘you are there’ history at its best,” American History magazine said in its review. Andrlik is also the founder and developer of Journal of the American Revolution (), a multi-author online magazine that he co-edits with historian Hugh Harrington. A full-time marketing and media professional, Andrlik has written or ghost-written thousands of published articles on various business topics. His history-related articles have appeared in Patriots of the American Revolution, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, and Journal of the American Revolution.
In the years after the Revolution, blacks received little credit for their participation and support. In was not until September 16, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that one of the earliest and best summaries of their service appeared in an article entitled “Negro Soldiers in the Revolution” in the Army and Navy Journal : “The record is clear that from the beginning to the conclusion of the war of the Revolution, Negroes served in the Continental Armies with intelligence, courage, and steadfastness, and that important results in several instances are directly traceable to their good conduct.”