Fields of Study: Revolutionary America, Antebellum United States, History of Capitalism, Atlantic World
Andrew Edwards studies the political-economy of revolution in Colonial America and Antebellum United States, focusing on sovereignty, property and exchange. He received a BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the School of General Studies of Columbia University, where he wrote a thesis on land speculation and sovereignty in the Early Republic with Elizabeth Blackmar and Mae Ngai.
Andrew is currently researching how systems of credit, currency and Atlantic exchange contributed to the Stamp Act crisis. His other projects include an investigation of poverty, slavery and credit in Antebellum North Carolina for The History Project, and an interdisciplinary research group focussing on post-Revolutionary efforts to dismantle "the dead hand" in American law.
A native of Humboldt County in Northern California, Andrew has lived most of his adult life in New York City where he was a financial reporter, event producer and baker. His hobbies include cycling, tennis, attempting to learn blues guitar, and keeping his motorcycle running.