Chris Minty

Christopher F. Minty is a historian of early America. He specializes in the history of Revolutionary America, the Early Republic, loyalism, New York City, and the Adams family of Massachusetts. He lives in Boston.

Dr. Minty received both his B.A. with First Class Honours and Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is currently Assistant Editor of The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles on New York, loyalism, and the American Revolution and the recipient of fellowships from the Huntington Library, the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, the British Library, and the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Dr. Minty is also the author of “The Sons of Britain” The Revolutionary Origins of Loyalism in New York City (Cornell Univ. Press, forthcoming) and the coeditor of The Cause of Loyalty: The Revolutionary Worlds of Myles Cooper (Lexington Books, forthcoming) and multiple volumes of the Adams Family Correspondence (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2017, 2019, [2021]).

Dr. Minty was previously a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Visiting Faculty at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. In addition, Dr. Minty was a Research Assistant for The Papers of Francis Bernard between 2010 and 2014.

Twitter @cfminty

Email: cminty@masshist.org

Photo credit here and throughout: Henry Vega Ortiz.