Published Articles


Ted Cruz’s religious horror: Why he’s really running for High Priest of America. Salon, March 28, 2015.

Rise of the Paranoid South: How Defending Against ‘Outsiders’ Brought the Region TogetherSalon, December 17, 2014.

From Puritans to Ken Ham: The History of Creationism in AmericaSalon, February 22, 2014.

The Real History of the ‘war on Christmas,’ Salon, December 24, 2013.

Abe Lincoln, cross-dressing, and the American Way: The Real History of ThanksgivingSalon, November 28, 2013.

The Secret Conservative Message of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ BeardsSalon, October 20, 2013.

The History Vault:

The Mighty Turkey: An American Historical IconThe History Vault, November 15, 2014.

The ‘Knockout’ Game, Race, and Fears of Urban Crime in American HistoryThe History Vault, January 15, 2014.

The GOP, the Government Shutdown, and the History of Killing Political LegitimacyThe History Vault, November 15, 2013.

The Journal of the Civil War Era:

‘“Tradyville:’ The Contraband Trade and the Problem of Loyalty in Civil War Mississippi,” The Journal of the Civil War Era 4 (Dec., 2012): 511-537.


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