Edward E. Andrews

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. - The University of New Hampshire

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Dr. Edward E. Andrews is a historian of early America, with an emphasis on cultural interactions in the British Atlantic World. His research has focused on African, African American, and Indian missionaries, as well as wider evangelical networks in the Atlantic and beyond. Dr. Andrews published his first book, Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World, with Harvard University Press in 2013. His work has also appeared in The William and Mary Quarterly, Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History, The Journal of Church and State, The Radical History Review, and Common-Place, among others. His current project is a dual biography of two Newports: the first being Newport Gardner, an African slave turned community leader, and the second being Newport, Rhode Island and its tumultuous relationship with slavery.

Awards and Honors:

Summer Stipend Grant National Endowment for the Humanities

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship The Library Company of Philadelphia

Grundy Foundation Fellowship American Philosophical Society

Norman Fiering Fellowship The John Carter Brown Library

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Massachusetts Historical Society

Selected Publications:

Andrews, E. (2017) "Tranquebar: Charting the Protestant International in the British Atlantic and Beyond". The William and Mary Quarterly.(74), 3-34.

Andrews, E. (2013) In Jeffrey A. Fortin and Mark Meuwese (Ed.), "The Crossings of Occramar Marycoo, or Newport Gardner". Leiden: Brill

Andrews, E. (2013) Native Apostles: Black and Indian Missionaries in the British Atlantic World. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

Andrews, E. (2009) "Christian Missions and Colonial Empires Reconsidered: A Black Evangelist in West Africa, 1766-1816". The Journal of Church and State.(51), 663-691.

Andrews, E. (2007) "Creatures of Mimic and Imitation: Black Elections, The Liberty Tree, and the Politicization of African Religious Space in Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island". The Radical History Review.(99), 121-139.

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