Edward Gray is the former editor of the interactive journal Common-place, and 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.”
Ed teaches 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.
He 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 and the textbook Colonial America: A History in Documents, the second edition of which was published by Oxford University Press.
Ed’s next book, America’s Great Divide, is a history of the Mason-Dixon Line, from the colonial era through the Civil War that will be published by Harvard University Press.