John Dixon is a historian of early America. His research interests include intellectual and cultural history, the Enlightenment, New York history, and American Jewish history. His current book project is a history of Jews, crypto-Jews, and conversos in the early modern Atlantic world.
“Imperial Politics, Enlightenment Philosophy, and Transatlantic Print Culture,” introductory essay for Cadwallader Colden, The History of the Five Indian Nations: A Critical Edition
. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017.
The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York
. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016.
“The Enlightenment and America,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History
, July 2016.
“Henry F. May and the Revival of the American Enlightenment: Problems and Possibilities for Intellectual and Social History,” William and Mary Quarterly
71, no. 2 (April 2014): 255‒280.
“Between Script and Specie: Cadwallader Colden’s Printing Method and the Production of Permanent, Correct Knowledge,” Early American Studies
8, no.1 (Winter 2010): 75–93.