Edward G. Gray
Edward Gray is the former editor of the interactive journal Common-place, and is the author of several books, including, most recently, Tom Paine’s Iron Bridge, published by W. W. Norton. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Kathleen DuVal called the book “fascinating and important.” Since 1999 he has taught courses in colonial and revolutionary-era American history and in the history of Europe and the Pacific at Florida State University, where he is professor of history.
Ed is the author of The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler published by Yale University Press in 2007, and the textbook Colonial America: A History in Documents, the second edition of which has just been published by Oxford University Press. He is also the author of New World Babel: Languages and Nations in Early America which Princeton University Press published in 1999 and is co-editor, with Norman Fiering, of The Language Encounter in the Americas, 1500-1800 published in 2001 by Berghahn and with Jane Kamensky, of the Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution.