Book and Published Articles


The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi, from University Press of Mississippi, Available now!

Civil War History

Free State of Jones: A Roundtable.” Civil War History, Volume 63, Number 4, December 2017
pp. 400-420.

The Skeptic magazine, Australia:

Man Made: Why Belief in Bigfoot Persists in the Information Age.The Skeptic magazine, Australia, Vol. 35. No. 3, September, 2015.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada “Land Lines” blog:

Atlantic Salmon: Lake Ontario’s ghost fish, August 22, 2016

In praise of perch power, June 2, 2016

The sheepshead: A true Great Lakes underdog, April 19, 2016

The legend of the blue pike: An endangered species tale, March 18, 2016

Of crappies and conservation, February 2, 2016


Ted Cruz’s religious horror: Why he’s really running for High Priest of America. Salon, March 28, 2015.

Rise of the Paranoid South: How Defending Against ‘Outsiders’ Brought the Region TogetherSalon, December 17, 2014.

From Puritans to Ken Ham: The History of Creationism in AmericaSalon, February 22, 2014.

The Real History of the ‘war on Christmas,’ Salon, December 24, 2013.

Abe Lincoln, cross-dressing, and the American Way: The Real History of ThanksgivingSalon, November 28, 2013.

The Secret Conservative Message of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ BeardsSalon, October 20, 2013.

The History Vault:

The Mighty Turkey: An American Historical IconThe History Vault, November 15, 2014.

The ‘Knockout’ Game, Race, and Fears of Urban Crime in American HistoryThe History Vault, January 15, 2014.

The GOP, the Government Shutdown, and the History of Killing Political LegitimacyThe History Vault, November 15, 2013.

The Journal of the Civil War Era:

‘“Tradyville:’ The Contraband Trade and the Problem of Loyalty in Civil War Mississippi,” The Journal of the Civil War Era 4 (Dec., 2012): 511-537.


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