Publications

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

"Anxious Youth, Then and Now" New York Times, December 31, 2013
"Was Abolitionism a Failure?" The New York Times, January 30, 2015.
"When the Civil War Came to New York," New York Times, July 13, 2013
"Don't Throw the Bums Out" The New York Times, September 24, 2014.
"Riling Up the 'Shrewd, Wild Boys'" New York Times, August 9, 2012
"How Coffee Fueled the Civil War" The New York Times, July 9, 2014.
"The Stephen Colbert of the Civil War" New York Times, June 11, 2012
“Young Men for War”: The Wide Awakes and Lincoln’s 1860 Presidential Campaign Journal of American History, 96 (Sept. 2009), 357–78
"Laugh During Wartime" New York Times, January 9, 2012
"The Wild Children of Yesteryear" The New York Times, May 31, 2014.
"'Young Men for War': The Wide Awakes and Lincoln's 1860 Presidential Campaign" Journal of American History, 96 (Sept. 2009), 357–78.  
"Anxious Youth, Then and Now" New York Times, December 31, 2013.
"How Generational Divisions Have Driven Down Voter Turnout in the United States," The Atlantic, July 30, 2016.
"When the Civil War Came to New York" New York Times, July 13, 2013.
"America's 'Violent Little Partisans,'" The Atlantic, May 8, 2016.
"Riling Up the 'Shrewd, Wild Boys" New York Times, August 9, 2012.
"A Birthday Like None Other: Turning Twenty-One in the Age of Popular Politics" Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present, Ed. Corinne Field (New York: New York University Press, 2015), 86-102.
"The Stephen Colbert of the Civil War" New York Times, June 11, 2012.
“Sorrowfully Amusing: The Popular Comedy of the Civil War,” Journal of the Civil War Era, (September, 2011), 313-338.
"Laugh During Wartime" New York Times, January 9, 2012.
"When Anger Trumped Progress" New York Times, January 16, 2016
"D.I.Y Education Before YouTube" New York Times, July 11, 2015
The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
"Was Abolitionism a Failure?" New York Times, January 30, 2015.
"Don't Throw the Bums Out" New York Times, September 12, 2014

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