Christopher F. Minty

I am Managing Editor of The John Dickinson Writings Project. I received my B.A. with First Class Honours and Ph.D. from the University of Stirling. Between 2014 and 2015, I was Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, and from 2015 to 2020 I was Assistant Editor for The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

I specialize in early American history. My research primarily focuses on loyalism, New York City, and the American Revolution. I am also interested in the origins of American political practice, material culture, collective biography, print culture, sociability, friendship, and masculinity. My first book, “The Sons of Britain,” which is under contract with Cornell University Press, examines loyalism and New Yorkers’ political and economic networks prior to the American Revolution. I have published articles in Early American StudiesNew York History, and the Long Island History Journal. My research has been supported by various organizations and institutions, including the Royal Historical Society, the British Library, The Huntington Library, the David Library of the American Revolution, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, and the New-York Historical Society.

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