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Edward Andrews


Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities 122


Ph.D. - The University of New Hampshire

Area(s) of Expertise:

Dr. Edward E. Andrews is a historian of early America, with an emphasis on cultural interactions in the British Atlantic World. His work has focused on African, African American, and Indian missionaries, as well as wider evangelical networks in the Atlantic and beyond. His current project seeks to explore the dynamic interplay between race, slavery, and religion in early Newport, Rhode Island.

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, Edward E.. (2017). Tranquebar: Charting the Protestant International in the British Atlantic and Beyond. The William and Mary Quarterly74 (1), 3-34.

Andrews, Edward E.. (2013). The Crossings of Occramar Marycoo, or Newport Gardner. Leiden: Brill.

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

Andrews, Edward E.. (2009). Christian Missions and Colonial Empires Reconsidered: A Black Evangelist in West Africa, 1766-1816. The Journal of Church and State51 (4), 663-691.

Andrews, Edward 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 Review99 (Fall ), 121-139.

Recent Presentations:

Andrews, Edward E.., Protestant Religion, Missions, and Global Networks in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Das Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany , "Native Missionaries and the Problem of Slavery in the British Atlantic World". May, 2014.

Andrews, Edward E.., Symposium on Port Cities, The World History Association, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, "Joined in Minds, Joined through Waters: Tranquebar as a Global Protestant Mission Site". March, 2014.

Andrews, Edward E.., The American Society of Church History/Ecclesiastical History Society, University of Oxford, England, "Cotton Mather’s Other Indian Bible: Tamil Testaments and the Shaping of an Eighteenth Century Global Protestant Community". April, 2013.

Andrews, Edward E.., Annual Meeting, American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Native Missionaries in the Anglo-American Atlantic: Cultural Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism". November, 2012.

Andrews, Edward E.., Annual Meeting, American Historical Association, Boston, MA, "Indians All? Missionary Encounters in the Early Modern Supra-Atlantic". January, 2011.

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