Christopher F. Minty, Ph.D., is a historian of early America. He specializes in the history of the American Revolution and the Early Republic, loyalism in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolutions, New York City, John Dickinson, and the Adams family of Massachusetts.

Chris Minty

Dr. Minty is currently Managing Editor of The John Dickinson Writings Project. The purpose of The John Dickinson Writings Project is to collect, edit, and publish in print and digital editions everything that he wrote on public affairs over the course of his life. The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson will be published by the University of Delaware Press and distributed by the University of Virginia Press.

Between 2015 and 2020, Dr. Minty was Assistant Editor for The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society. He primarily worked on the Adams Family Correspondence series, published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, but he also worked on the Papers of John Adams and the John Quincy Adams Diary Project.

From 2014 to 2015, he was a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2015, with a dissertation that was supported by various organizations and institutions in Britain and the United States, including the New York State Archives, Harvard University, the Huntington Library, and the David Library of the American Revolution, among others.

Dr. Minty is also a contributing writer to The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History and is a member of the advisory board that oversees the Loyalist Collection at the Harriet Irving Library at the University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Minty has also delivered presentations at academic conferences across Britain, the United States, and Canada. He has been a guest on BBC radio programs and multiple podcasts and he has curated and contributed to temporary exhibitions at the National Library of Scotland, the New-York Historical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. He has also designed “pop-up” exhibitions on the Adams family at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

As well as at The New School, Dr. Minty has taught undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Stirling. He has also delivered workshops at the National Library of Scotland, the New-York Historical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.