Associate Professor of History
Ph. D. - University of Illinois at Chicago
M. A. - Northern Illinois University
B. A. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colonial and revolutionary America
Early American Republic
“Memory by Consensus: Remembering the American Revolutionary War in Chicago,” Journal of American Studies (Published online, September 2015), 1-27. (Print version forthcoming.)
“From Mr. Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, from the Personal to the Historical: Google’s Ngram Viewer
as a Research Tool,” For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association 17, no.
1 (Spring 2015), 6-8.
“Serenading the President: John Adams, the XYZ Affair, and the 18th-Century American Presidency,”
Federal History 6 (January 2014), 108-122.
“Minding the Realm: William Least Heat-Moon and the Blue Highways of Public Memory,” South
Shore Journal, Vol. 5 (2013), 203-209.
“Barnet Hodes’s Quest to Remember Haym Salomon, the Almost Forgotten Jewish Patriot of the
American Revolution,” American Jewish Archives Journal 63, no. 2 (December 2011), 43-62.
“The ‘Goddard Broadside’: Mary K. Goddard’s Printing of the Declaration of Independence,”
Maryland Historical Society News (Fall 2011), 26-27.
“Connecting the President to the People: Washington’s Neutrality, Genet’s Challenge, and
Hamilton’s Fight for Public Support,” Journal of the Early Republic 31, no. 3 (Fall 2011), 435-466.
“The Gentle Power of Opinion: The Federalist Campaign against the Massachusetts Constitutional
Society,” Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians 19 (April 2011), 12-51.
“Proclamations and the Founding Father Presidents, 1789-1825,” Federal History 3 (January 2011),
"`When Fans Wanted to Rock, the Baseball Stopped': Sports, Promotions, and the Demolition of
Disco on Chicago's South Side," Baseball Research Journal 38, no. 1 (Summer 2009), 11-16.
“The Primary Documents of John Hancock,” Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring
the Primary Sources of Notable Americans. Vol. 2. Eds. Paul Finkelman and James Percoco (Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2009), 932-949.
“An American Founder’s Dream: Using Benjamin Rush’s Subconscious as an Introduction to the
Study of History,” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 34, no. 1 (Spring 2009), 11-16.
“The College’s Honorable Presence in the Pacific Theater during World War II,” Mac News:
The Alumni Magazine of MacMurray College 26, no. 2 (Summer 2006), 28-29.
“St. Stanislaus Kostka: A Brief History of a Landmark Chicago Church,” Illinois Heritage 8, no.
4 (July/August 2005), 18-19.
"Rites of Passage: Postal Petitioning as a Tool of Governance in the Age of Federalism," [with
Richard R. John], The House and Senate in the 1790s: Petitioning, Lobbying, and
Institutional Development, eds. Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon.
(Miami, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2002), 100-138.
"'That Eye Is Now Dim and Closed For Ever': The Purported Image of Mary K. Goddard,"
Maryland Historical Magazine, 96, no. 2 (Summer 2001), 221-225.
"Mary K. Goddard: A Classical Republican in a Revolutionary Age," Maryland Historical
Magazine, 96, no. 1 (Spring 2001), 5-27.
Newspaper and Encyclopedia Articles
“Two founders died on nation's 50th birthday,” The Times (Munster, Ind.), July 4, 2008.
“Declaration of Independence guided Lincoln,” (Online version: “What Honest Abe
honestly thought of the Declaration of Independence”) The Times (Munster, Ind.), July 4, 2007.
“Charles Carroll,” “Fraunces’ Tavern,” and “Liberty Incident,” Encyclopedia of the American
Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Eds. Gregory Fremont-
Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2006).
“Love, humanity resonate in slavery’s story,” Journal-Courier (Jacksonville, Ill.), February 15, 2004.
James Madison, the South, and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803. By Jeffrey Allen Zemler
Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. North Carolina Historical Review, 91, no. 4 (October 2014), 455-456.
A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe. Ed. by Stuart Leibiger. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell,
2013. Journal of American History, 100, no. 3 (December 2013), 825-826. http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/100/3/825.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=54bhb3HKKROXy8v
Rustic Warriors: Warfare and the Provincial Soldier on the New England Frontier, 1689–1748. By
Steven C. Eames. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2011. The Historian, 75, no. 1
(Spring 2013), 140-141.
Celebrating the Republic: Presidential Ceremony and Popular Sovereignty, from Washington to
Monroe. By Sandra Moats. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. Journal
of American History, 97, no. 3 (December 2010), 793-794.
Prodigal Daughters: Susanna Rowson’s Early American Women. By Marion Rust. Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 2008. Maryland Historical Magazine, 104, no. 3
(Fall 2009), 337-338.
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: The Untold Story of the Gangland Bloodbath that Brought
Down Al Capone. By William J. Helmer and Arthur J. Bilek. Nashville: Cumberland
House, 2004, paperback edition, 2006. Illinois Heritage, 10, no. 1 (January-February 2007),
The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture.
By Todd Estes. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006. The Register of the
Kentucky Historical Society 104, no. 4 (Autumn 2006), 707-708.
Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I. By Carl R.
Weinberg. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005. Illinois Heritage,
8, no. 6 (November-December 2005), 21.
His Brother’s Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64, by Owen Lovejoy. Edited by William F.
Moore and Jane Ann Moore. Foreword by Paul Simon. Urbana: University of Illinois
Press, 2004. Illinois Heritage, 8, no. 2 (March-April 2005), 22-23.
George Washington Reconsidered. Edited by Don Higginbotham. Charlottesville: University
Press of Virginia, 2001. Maryland Historical Magazine, 96, no. 4 (Winter 2001), 496-497