Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"The Working People of Richmond: Life and Labor in an Industrial City, 1865–1920, Valentine Museum, exhibition review," Technology and Culture, vol 33, no 3, July 1992, pp. 564–570.
"Elizabeth Brayer, George Eastman: A Biography. Book Review," Technology and Culture, October, 1998, vol. 39, no. , pp. 784–785.
"Bringing Sweatshops into the Museum," with Harry Rubenstein. In Sweatshops USA, Richard Greenwald and Daniel Bender, eds., Taylor and Francis Books, Inc., New York, 2003
"Industrial Photographs," in At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian, Merry Foresta ed., Smithsonian Press, summer 2003.
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place," with Harry Rubenstein. Labor's Heritage, Vol. 9, No. 4, Spring 1998, pp. 4–25.
“Hillotypes: A Sad Tale of Invention,” Photographic History, Spring 2000, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 52.
"Seeking 'The One Best Way': Frank and Lillian Gilbreth's Time-Motion Photographs 1910–1924," Labor’s Heritage, Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 1995, pp 30–61.
"Experiences from the Front Line: Presenting a Controversial Exhibition during the Culture Wars," Public Historian, Vol. 22 No. 3, summer 2000, p. 67–86.
"Communicating Business: Corporate Agendas Through Photographs," Antenna, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 1995, pp. 4–5.
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820–Present," with Harry Rubenstein.  George Mason University Web Site. July 1998.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820– Present, with Harry Rubenstein. UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Los Angeles, Calif., 1999.
"El Monte Sweatshop" article contribution in The Encyclopedia of Modern Slavery, ABC-CLIO, 2011
Smithsonian Treasures of American History. New York: Collins, 2006.
“Both an Honor and an Advantage: American Art Potters and the Smithsonian” in Style 1900, Spring 2001.

An article on the relationship between the Smithsonian and art pottery makers in the late 19th and early 20th century.

“A New and Finer Era: Innovation, Expansion, and the Cambridge Tile Manufacturing Company,” in The Tile Heritage Journal, Spring 2003.

An article about a Kentucky tile making firm that donated some of its products to the Smithsonian in 1899.

“The Japanese Agricultural Workers’ Program: Race, Labor, and Cold War Diplomacy in the Fields, 1956-1965.”
From Ephemeral to Enduring:The Politics of Recording and Exhibiting Bracero Memory
Unionizing the Impossible: Ernesto Galarza and Alianza de Braceros Confront PL78
Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. University of North Carolina Press,
Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. University of North Carolina Press,
Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. University of North Carolina Press,
“Can Museums Allow Online Users to Become Participants?” In The Digital Museum: A Think Guide, ed. Herminia Din and Phyllis Hecht. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 2007.
“Web 2.0 and Museums.” History News (American Association for State and Local History), Autumn 2007.

Explains the basics of Web 2.0 and what benefits user participation might hold for museums.

“Building a Robust and Fully-Integrated Web Program.” In Museums and the Web 2006: Proceedings, ed. J. Trant and D. Bearman. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2006. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/macarthur/macarthur.html.

Describes the factors involved in building a successful online strategy and designing a museum Web site.

"Do We Need a Social Media Policy?" Museum (American Association of Museums), November-December 2010

This contribution to the magazine's "You Asked for It" department answers common questions about museums and social media policies.

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