Dr. Christopher F. Minty is a documentary editor historian of early America. He specializes in the history of New York City, Revolutionary America, the Early Republic, loyalism in the Atlantic world, and the Adams family of Massachusetts. He lives with his wife, Heather, in New York City.
Dr. Minty is the author of “American Demagogues”: The Origins of Loyalism in Manhattan (Cornell Univ. Press, forthcoming 2022) and the coeditor of The Cause of Loyalty: The Revolutionary Worlds of Myles Cooper. He is also 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, among others. He currently serves as Managing Editor of The John Dickinson Writings Project at the Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia. In this role, he oversees the project’s daily operations.
Dr. Minty received both his B.A. with First Class Honours and Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Between 2015 and 2020, he was Assistant Editor of The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where he coedited volumes of the Adams Family Correspondence (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2017, 2019, 2021).
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