“‘As Serves our Interest best’: Political Economy and the Logic of Popular Resistance in New York City, 1765-1776,” New York History 98, no. 1 (2017): 40-69. [forthcoming]

Book Reviews 

The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson, Volume 1: 1740-1766, ed. John W. Tyler, in The New England Quarterly 87, no. 4 (December 2014): 752-4.

Ned C. Landsman, Crossroads of Empire: The Middle Colonies in British America, in Essays in History 54 (2012).

Encyclopedia Entries

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to “Occupy Wall Street,eds. Scott Stabler and Michael Green (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2015), s.v., Separation of Church and State.”

Encyclopedia of Populism in America, eds. Alexandra Kindell and Elizabeth S. Demers  (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2013), s.v., Thomas Jefferson.”

The George Washington Digital Encyclopedia (online), (Alexandria, Va.: Mount Vernon Estate, 2012), s.v., “William Livingston,” “New York, NY,” and “Newburgh Conspiracy.”

Miscellaneous Writings

Chapter 5: The American Revolution,” in American Yawp (online open-access textbook).

When Benjamin Franklin Came Home: A Look at the Media Coverage of His Return,” The Readex Report 9, no. 1 (February 2014).

“’We have not yet lost Sight of the Object’: The ‘Letter to the Inhabitants of Great Britain’ and the Continental Congress’s Last Gasp Efforts At Reconciliation,” in Keno Auction catalogue, 2013.

The Historiography of the American Revolution,” Journal of the American Revolution (August 2013).


Online Essays (selected)


May 26, 2015: “Historical Charts and David Ramsay’s Narrative of Progress” (The Junto)

November 25, 2014: “The Story of ‘Evacuation Day’” (The Junto)

June 16, 2014: “Benjamin Franklin and ‘our Seamen who were Prisoners in England’” (The Junto)

February 2014: “When Benjamin Franklin Came Home: A Look at the Media Coverage of His Return” (The Readex Report)

December 23, 2013: “The War on Christmas in Early America” (The Junto)

December 18, 2012: “The Founders, the Tea Party, and the Historical Wing of the ‘Conservative Entertainment Complex’” (The Junto)


August 13, 2015: “The Origins of the American Revolution: Definition, Periodization, and Complexity” (The Junto)

April 14, 2015: “The “Suddenness” of the “Alteration”: Some Afterthoughts on #RevReborn2” (The Junto)

March 31, 2015: “Have Cultural Historians Lost the American Revolution?” (The Junto)

January 12, 2015: “Reading the Field from a Book: Some Thoughts on Eric Nelson’s The Royalist Revolution” (The Junto)

November 7, 2014: “J. Franklin Jameson Superstar” (The Junto)

August 18, 2014: “The Old World of the New Republic” (The Junto)

April 17, 2014: “Yes, Virginia, there was an American Enlightenment” (The Junto)

December 2, 2013: “The Legacy of Pauline Maier” (The Junto)

August 27, 2013: “The Historiography of the American Revolution” (Journal of the American Revolution) [included in graduate seminar syllabus]

August 13, 2013: “Pauline Maier (1938-2013)” (The Junto)

August 7, 2013: “Ed Morgan and the American Revolution” (The Junto)

August 5, 2013: “The Legacy of Edmund S. Morgan” (The Junto)

June 10, 2013: “#RevReborn, Periodization, and the American Revolution” (The Junto)

May 27, 2013: “The Return of the American Revolution” (The Junto)

January 31, 2013: “More Public than Spherical: The New New Political History and the ‘Public Sphere’” (The Junto)

January 21, 2013: “Where Have You Gone, Gordon Wood?” (The Junto)

December 11, 2012: “Jeffersongate: The Case of Henry Wiencek” (The Junto) [cited in Reviews in American History 42, no. 2 (2014): 236.]


February 8, 2016: “‘Early America’ in The Open Syllabus Project” (The Junto)

May 15, 2014: “Grade Inflation or Compression?” (The Junto)

May 5, 2014: “On Assigning Undergraduate Reading” (The Junto)

February 21, 2014: “On Undergraduate Writing” (The Junto)

February 11, 2014: “A Long Time Ago in an Archive Far, Far Away” (The Junto)

November 18, 2013: “My Lecturing Disjunction” (The Junto)

October 14, 2013: “Sounds of Silence: Managing Student Preparation” (The Junto)

August 26, 2013: “Early American Film in the Classroom” (The Junto)


September 15, 2016: “Dissertating with Scrivener” (The Junto)

June 19, 2015: “The Early American Digital World” (The Junto)

February 5, 2015: “Debating the History Dissertation Embargo Policy at the Annual Meeting” (AHA)

September 15, 2014: “Rip Van Digital” (The Junto)

January 6, 2014: “Looking Less Backward: Ten (Relatively) Recent Books That Anyone Interested In Early American History Should Read” (The Junto)

September 2, 2013: “Pondering the Future of Academic Journals” (The Junto)

July 29, 2013: “A PhD Student’s Case for Embargoes” (The Junto)

June 18, 2013: “Digital Workflow for Historians” (The Junto)

April 17, 2013: “Historians and Documentary Editing” (The Junto)

January 8, 2013: “The AHA and the Future of the Profession” (The Junto)

February 14, 2012: “Academic Networking 2.0: Historians and Social Media” by Michael D. Hattem (The Readex Report)

January 27, 2012: “Instructions vs. Pledges” | Publick Occurrences 2.0 (