Christopher F. Minty, Ph.D., is a historian of early America. He specializes in the history of Revolutionary America, the Early Republic, loyalism in the Atlantic world, New York City, John Dickinson, 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 Managing Editor of The John Dickinson Writings Project, partnered with the Center for Digital Editing, at the University of Virginia.
From 2015 to 2020, he was Assistant Editor for The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where he coedited three volumes of the Adams Family Correspondence (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2017, 2019, ).
Dr. Minty is also the author of “American Demagogues”: The 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).
He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles on New York, loyalism, and the American Revolution, and he is the recipient of fellowships from the Huntington Library, the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, the British Library, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, and the Houghton Library at Harvard University, among others.
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.
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