Books:

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West (Scribner, 2020)

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Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (2012)

Named Finalist, Jefferson Davis Book Award, Museum of the Confederacy

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Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (2005)

Selected Articles:

  • “How Historians got Nike to pull an ad campaign – in under six hours,” Washington Post (April 12, 2019)
  • “One of the 19th Century’s Most Important Documents …” Washington Post (May 22, 2018)
  • “A Brief History of the Stoplight,” Smithsonian Magazine (May 2018)
  • “Forces of Nature: Adobe Forts in the Southwest,” Preservation: The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Summer 2016).
  • “Urban Destruction in the Civil War,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia (2015).
  • “What do you know? A Civil War Pop Quiz,” New York Times (June 4, 2015).
  • “The Burning of Atlanta,” New York Times (November 10, 2014).
  • “Public Intellectuals? LOL,” Chronicle of Higher Education (August 12, 2014).
  • (Un)Catalogued (weekly column) JSTOR Daily (September-December 2014).
  • “Napoleon Perkins Loses His Leg,” New York Times (May 26, 2013).
  • “Our New Home Looks Inviting,” New York Times (February 28, 2012).
  • “Looking for Limbs in all the Right Places: Retrieving the Civil War’s Broken Bodies.” Common-place 12, no. 1 (October 2011).

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