Publications

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

"When the Civil War Came to New York" New York Times, July 13, 2013.
"When Anger Trumped Progress" New York Times, January 16, 2016
"Riling Up the 'Shrewd, Wild Boys" New York Times, August 9, 2012.
"D.I.Y Education Before YouTube" New York Times, July 11, 2015
"The Stephen Colbert of the Civil War" New York Times, June 11, 2012.
"Was Abolitionism a Failure?" New York Times, January 30, 2015.
"Laugh During Wartime" New York Times, January 9, 2012.
"Don't Throw the Bums Out" New York Times, September 12, 2014
"How Coffee Fueled the Civil War," New York Times, July 9, 2014
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.
"The Wild Children of Yesteryear" New York Times, May 31, 2014
"Anxious Youth, Then and Now" New York Times, December 31, 2013
"When the Civil War Came to New York," New York Times, July 13, 2013
The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century Forthcoming, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

The Virgin Vote uncovers the forgotten role young men and women played in American politics from 1840 through 1900. Drawing on hundreds of unpublished diaries and letters – by barmaids and belles, sharecroppers and cowboys – it explores the way children, youths, and young adults used democracy to win maturity. At the same time, parents and politicians trained children to be “violent little partisans” and pushed young men to assert their masculinity by casting their “virgin votes” at age twenty-one, pushing voter turnouts to historic peaks. On a personal level, youths used democracy to win adulthood, while on a structural level politicians used youths to maintain political power.

"Riling Up the 'Shrewd, Wild Boys'" New York Times, August 9, 2012
"D.I.Y. Education Before YouTube," The New York Times, July 11, 2015.
"The Stephen Colbert of the Civil War" New York Times, June 11, 2012
"Was Abolitionism a Failure?" The New York Times, January 30, 2015.
"Laugh During Wartime" New York Times, January 9, 2012
"Don't Throw the Bums Out" The New York Times, September 24, 2014.
"'Young Men for War': The Wide Awakes and Lincoln's 1860 Presidential Campaign" Journal of American History, 96 (Sept. 2009), 357–78.  
"How Coffee Fueled the Civil War" The New York Times, July 9, 2014.
"How Generational Divisions Have Driven Down Voter Turnout in the United States," The Atlantic, July 30, 2016.
“Wayward Wife as Muse: Anais Nin and Ian Hugo,” in Anais Nin: A Book of Mirrors, ed. by Paul Herron. Huntington Woods, Mich.: Sky Blue Press, 1996, pp. 44–57.

A critical appraisal of the influence of diarist and surrealist Anais Nin on the films of her husband Ian Hugo. Nin served as muse, model, actress, and collaborator in inspiring Hugo to become a creative artist.

“Souvenirs of Roads Not Taken: Virtual Travel with the Underwood & Underwood Travel System and the World Wide Web,” in Culture as the Tourist Product, ed. by Mike Robinson, Nigel Evans, and Paul Callaghan. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1996, pp. 131–139.

The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism details the ways in which commercially published stereographs were used to simulate travel experiences, 1895-1921.

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