Adrian Chastain Weimer is a historian of early America, focusing on religion,
politics, migration, violence, and toleration. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard
University in 2008. 

Her first book, Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England
(Oxford UP, 2011), explores the uses of John Foxe's martyrology and its themes in
the devotional and political lives of American colonists. 

She is currently researching a book on rumors and religious imagination in the early
Restoration. Drawing on archives from Quakers, Baptists, Congregationalists, and praying
Indians, this project uncovers the ways religious groups re-imagined loyalty and sedition
in an era of bewildering political change. 

Dr. Weimer advises graduate students in the fields of colonial American history, early
modern British history, and American religion. 


Articles and Book Chapters

"Affliction and the Stony Heart in Early New England", in Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World (2016)

Colonial Quakers (with Andrew Murphy), The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions (2016)


Heaven and Heavenly Piety in Colonial American Elegies, The Church, the Afterlife and the Fate of the Soul (2009)


Thomas Gould, American National Biography (2008)

Book Reviews