Publications

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

"Grass Don't Grow On a Racetrack and Other Paradigms for Folklore and Feminism." Introduction to Jane Young et al, eds. Folklife and Feminist Theory, University of Illinois Press, 1993 (appeared, January, 1994).

An attempt to characterize the central themes and issues of feminist theory produced by folklore scholars.

Indian SIA: The Social Impact Assessment of Rapid Resource Development on Native Peoples, with Charles Geisler, Patrick West, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan School of Natural Resources Report Series, 1980.
That's What She Said: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry By Native American Women, ed. Bloomington, Indiana, 1984.

A brief literary history of the creative work of American Indian women with sections from 12 representative
contemporary writers.

"Mythologizing Pocahontas." In Carol E. Robertson. Musical Repercussions of 1492: Encounters in Text and Performance. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

An examination of the representations and images—in American music—of Native American women.

"Culturally-Based Science: The Value to Traditional People, Science and Folklore," in Venetia Newall, ed. Folklore in the Twentieth Century, London: Rowman and Littlefield: 204–212, 1981.

An essay which suggests the value, to scholars and traditional cultures, of folklorists’ and social scientists’ attentions to the scientific traditions of the cultures they study—particularly in areas such as medicine, botany, pharmaceutics, agriculture.

Native American Women: A Contextual Bibliography. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Comprehensive bibliography on Native North American women, with historical commentary.

"Red Earth People and Southeastern Basketry," in Linda Mowat, ed. Basketmakers: Meaning and Form in Native American Baskets. Oxford, England: Pitt Rivers Museum, 1992.

A look at the history and contemporary manifestations of basketry from Native Southeastern people.

"Indian Stereotypes." Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife Handbook (October): 18–21, 1980.
"Virgins, Booze, and American Elections," New York Times, April 8, 2016.
"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.

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