Dr Tom Cutterham

Department of History
Lecturer in United States History

Contact details

Power, politics, and ideas in Revolutionary America; commerce and finance in the Atlantic world.


  • DPhil (Oxford) 2014


I studied American history at Oxford before coming to Birmingham in 2016. I've held fellowships at the International Center for Jefferson Studies, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Society of the Cincinnati. I'm a member of the Organization of American Historians, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the British Group of Early American Historians.


  • Foundations of American History to 1890
  • Give Me Liberty! The Meaning of Freedom in American History, 1776-1890
  • (Group Research) Worlds of the Founders: Revolutionary America, 1750-1826 

Postgraduate supervision

Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National North America and the United States.


I'm currently working on three projects:

  • Credit, deception, and finance in the Revolutionary Atlantic
  • A biography of Angelica Schuyler Church, an American hostess in 1790s London
  • A long-term project on the role of lawyers on the nineteenth-century American frontier

Other activities

Founding member of the Junto, a blog about early American history: www.earlyamericanists.com