Andrew David Edwards

Andrew David Edwards


  • KY16 9AR

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

Personal profile

Research overview

I am a historian of Early America, capitalism, and money, focusing on the American Revolution. In addition to my work as a co-lead on the AHRC-funded Reframing the Age of Revolutions project, I am completing a monograph on the monetary transformations of the American Revolution with Princeton University Press. 

I had a varied career before joining academia, working as a baker, event producer, financial reporter, and foreign correspondent in the PRC before completing my degree in history at Columbia University. I received my doctorate from Princeton University in 2018 to become the inaugural Career Development Fellow in the Global History of Capitalism at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before joining the School of History, I was a Sawyer Fellow at the New School for Social Research in New York City, working on the project Currency and Empire: Race, Monetary Policy and Power. 

My research has appeared in Past & Present, The Journal of American History, Law & Social Inquiry, and L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques.

I would be happy to supervise MA and PhD dissertations on Early America, the History of Capitalism, transnational Economic History, Global History, and the History of Money. 

Outside of the university, I enjoy walking up mountains in the Highlands, freediving for lobster off of Boarhills (more of an aspiration than a reality, just yet), and flying kites at East Sands with my two children. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Money and the American Revolution: Changing Concepts of Money and Wealth, 1765-1787, Princeton University


Award Date: 14 Apr 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Bloody, Bloody Yazoo Jackson, Columbia University


Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

External positions

Sawyer Fellow, New School for Social Research

1 Jun 202130 Jun 2022

Career Development Fellow in the Global History of Capitalism, University of Oxford



  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • Global History
  • Global History of Capitalism
  • E11 America (General)
  • American Revolution
  • Vast Early America
  • History of Capitalism
  • D204 Modern History
  • Age of Revolutions
  • Atlantic History
  • World Systems
  • HG Finance
  • History of Money
  • Monetary Theory