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Essays/Writing

Books, edited projects:

Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011; paperback in 2015)

Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, March 2017)

Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America’s Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Encyclopedia editorship:

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Selected recent essays and representative writing for a general audience:

Selected recent and representative scholarly articles, book chapters, and essays:

Under construction.

  • What is a Public Intellectual? On the Public Role of Historians and Foreign Relations Scholars,”Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review (January 2015): 18-22; response by Jeremi Suri (Mack Brown Professor, UT-Austin).
  • “Chapter One: The Wilson Legacy, Domestic and International,” The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, edited by Katherine A.S. Sibley (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2014): 9-33.
  • “The Enduring Power of Isolationism: An Historical Perspective,” Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 57, No. 3 (New York: Elsevier Press, Summer 2013): 390-407.
  • “Modernity and Political Economy in the New Era and New Deal,” Ch. 6, Fractured Modernity: America Confronts Modern Times, 1890s to 1940s, Alan Lessoff and Thomas Welskopp, eds., Historisches Kolleg series (Munich: Oldenbourg, December 2012): 129-150.
  • “American Sovietology: Expertise in Service of Mars and Minerva?” Reviews in American History, Vol. 39, No. 4 (December 2011): 718-725.
  • “The ‘New’ No Religionists: An Historical Approach to Why Their Numbers are on the Rise,” Culture, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (September 2009): 12-14.
  • “An American Creed? The Cultural Gifts Movement and the Limits of Interwar Diversity,” Reviews in American History, Vol. 37, No. 2 (June 2009): 255-263.
  • “Rethinking Randolph Bourne’s Trans-National America: How World War I Created an Isolationist Antiwar Pluralism,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 8, No. 2 (April 2009): 217-257.
  • “The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Mastery, Modern Doubt, and the Costs of Progress,” Ch. 6, Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America’s Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day, Charles Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008): 113-136.
  • “Citizenship and Transnationalism in Randolph Bourne’s America,” in the “Citizenship and Social Justice” issue of The Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Fall 2008): 348-357.
  • “What Would The Public Think? An Experiment in Deliberative Democracy,” in the “Discourse and Democracy” issue of The Hedgehog Review, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 2004): 67-76.
  • “Not Splendid, Hardly ‘Little’: The Spanish-American War, the Origins of American Intervention Abroad, and its Salience for Current Policy,” The Long Term View, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 2004): 24-40.
  • More than a dozen other published articles, essays, book chapters, and reviews since 2002.

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For more information, see book pages for book abstracts and reviews, see In the Media for selected recent interviews, press releases, and media appearances.


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