Recent Publications

The Auburn University History Department's faculty research and publish in fields stretching chronologically from ancient Mesopotamia to the space exploration programs and geographically through nearly every continent. Faculty members have earned important internal and external recognition for their scholarship, including in recent years a Fulbright Research Fellowship, Auburn University’s top award for research scholarship, and many book awards.

Recent Research

cover image of book named, The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia Keith Hebert
The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia (University of Tennessee Press 2017) View Publication
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"Fateful Lightning: The Significance of Weather and Climate in Civil War History," pp. 16-33, in Brian Allen Drake, ed., The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War (Athens: University of Georgia Press 2015) View Publication
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"Explaining the Dynamics of Change: Transformation and Evolution of China's Public Economy through War, Revolution, and Peace, 1928-2008," pp. 201-222, in Barry Naughton and Kellee S. Tsai, eds. State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation and the Chinese Miracle (Cambridge University Press 2015) View Publication
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"Autobiography as a Micrometer for Empire: How a Nineteenth-Century English Tailor was - and was not - an Absent-Minded Imperialist," pp. 55-84 History 100:339 (January 2015)
cover image of book named, Readings in Technology and Civilization, Vol. 1, Fifth Edition Guy Beckwith, ed.
Readings in Technology and Civilization, Vol. 1, Fifth Edition (Pearson 2015)
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"Manager or Miscreant? The Strange Career of Gimillu of Uruk," The Ancient Near East Today 3:4 (2015)
cover image of book named, Weekend Pilots: Technology, Masculinity, and Private Aviation in Postwar America Alan Meyer
Weekend Pilots: Technology, Masculinity, and Private Aviation in Postwar America (Johns Hopkins University Press December 2015) View Publication
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"Native American Influences on Voodoo," in Jeffrey Anderson, ed., The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion (ABC-CLIO, August 2015)
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"Muslim Modernities: Interdisciplinary Insights [Special Issue]" Muslim World Journal, 105:4 (October 2015)
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"Celebrating Swahili New Year: A Performative Critique of Textual Islam in Coastal Kenya" Muslim World Journal, 105:4 (October 2015)
cover image of book named, German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era Monique Laney
German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era (Yale University Press June 2015) View Publication
cover image of article named, Michael Kozuh
"'A Hand Anything but Hidden': Institutions and Markets in First Millenium BCE Mesopotamia," pp. 73-100, in Timothy Howe, ed., Traders in the Ancient Mediterranean, Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians, 11 (Chicago: Ares Publishers, 2015 2015) View Publication
cover image of book named, A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf (Revised Edition) James Hansen
A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf (Revised Edition) (Gotham Penguin, 2015)
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"Why I Still Assign E. P. Thompson," pp. 574-580, The History Teacher 48:3 (May 2015)
cover image of article named, Christopher Ferguson
"The Political Economy of the Street and Its Discontents: Beggars and Pedestrians in Mid-Nineteenth-Century London," pp. 27-50 Cultural and Social History 12:1 (March 2015)
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"The Empty Continent: Cartography and Pedagogy in Native American History," in Susan Sleeper-Smith and Juliana Barr, eds., Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians, (University of North Carolina Press, April 2015)
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"Fateful Lightning: The Significance of Weather and Climate in Civil War History," pp. 16-33, in Brian Allen Drake, ed., The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War (Athens: University of Georgia Press 2015) View Publication

cover image of article named, Mythologising the Dominion Fighting Man: Australian and Canadian Narratives of the First World War Soldier, 1914–39 Mark Sheftall
Mythologising the Dominion Fighting Man: Australian and Canadian Narratives of the First World War Soldier, 1914–39 Australian Historical Studies (February 2015)
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"Armchair Expeditionaries: Voyages into the French Musée de la Marine, 1828-1878," pp. 127-147, in Martin Thomas, ed. Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World (Routledge 2015) View Publication
Keith Hebert Keith Hebert
Island Forge Lodge (Washington, D.C.: National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 2015)
cover image of book named, Extraction and Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper Micahel Kozuh, Wouter Henkelman, Charles Jones, and Christopher Woods
Extraction and Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper (Chicago: Oriental Institute Press 2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, ‘Resolved Not to Yield’: Tohopeka Two Hundred Years On Kathryn Braund
‘Resolved Not to Yield’: Tohopeka Two Hundred Years On Alabama Review 67 (July 2014)
cover image of article named, From Constituting Communities to Dividing Districts: The Formalization of a Cultural Border between Mombasa and its Hinterland, pp. 101-120, in Cynthia Radding, Paul Readman, Chad Bryant, eds. Daren Ray
From Constituting Communities to Dividing Districts: The Formalization of a Cultural Border between Mombasa and its Hinterland, pp. 101-120, in Cynthia Radding, Paul Readman, Chad Bryant, eds. Borderlands in World History, 1700-1914 (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) View Publication
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"Diplomacy at the Edge: Split Interests in the Roe Embassy to the Mughal Court," pp. 1-24 Journal of British Studies (January 2014)
cover image of article named, Michael Kozuh
"Elamite and Akkadian Inscribed Bricks from Bard-e Karegar (Khuzistan, Iran)," pp. 131-160, in Michael Kozuh, Wouter Henkelman, Charles Jones and Christopher Woods, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, Extraction and Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper, 68 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute 2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, Geography, Mobility, and the Law: Suing for Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis Kelly Kennington
Geography, Mobility, and the Law: Suing for Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis Journal of Southern History (August 2014)
cover image of article named, Redefining the Chinese Revolution: The Transformation and Evolution of Guizhou's Regional State Enterprises, 1937–1957 Morris Bian
Redefining the Chinese Revolution: The Transformation and Evolution of Guizhou's Regional State Enterprises, 1937–1957 Modern China (April 2014) View Publication
cover image of book named, Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present David Carter
Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances from the 1960s to the Present From ‘We Shall Overcome’ to ‘We Shall Overrun’: The Transformation of U.S. Media Coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle, 1964-1968 in Comparative Perspective (New York / Oxford: Berghahn Books 2014) View Publication
cover image of book named, A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf James Hansen
A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf (Gotham 2014)
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"The Psychedelic Assisi in the Southern Pines: Pasaquan, Visionary-Art Environments, and the National Register of Historic Places," in Celeste Guichard, ed., World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Practice, (New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2014) View Publication
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"Trading places: Accumulation as mediation in French ministry map depots, 1798–1810", pp. 247-276 History of Science 52:3 (2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, Of Clunkers and Camaros: Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs and the Automobile Enthusiast, 1990–2009 David Lucsko
Of Clunkers and Camaros: Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs and the Automobile Enthusiast, 1990–2009 Technology and Culture 55 (Muse Project April 2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, Cathleen Giustino
"Ein Roman als Ausstellungsparcours in der sozialistischen Tschechoslowakei: Fiktion, Wirklichkeit und Interieurs im 'Großmuttertal,'" in Irene Nierhaus and Andreas Nierhaus, 287-301 Wohnen Zeigen: Modelle und Akteure des Wohnens in Architektur und visueller Kultur (2014)
cover image of book named, The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance: Professionalization and the Modern American University Larry Gerber
The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance: Professionalization and the Modern American University (Johns Hopkins University Press 2014)
cover image of article named, Czech Heritage since 1945 Cathleen Guistino
Czech Heritage since 1945 World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective (New Jersey: Transaction Publishers 2014)
cover image of article named, Michael Kozuh
"Food Fit for the Gods" Auburn Speaks: On Food Systems (Auburn University 2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, American Motorsports: The Checkered Literature on the Checkered Flag David Luscko
American Motorsports: The Checkered Literature on the Checkered Flag Blackwell Companion to American Sports (Wiley Blackwell 2014)
cover image of article named, The Old Federal Road: Historic Road Rich with Stories of Evolving Food Traditions Kathryn Braund
The Old Federal Road: Historic Road Rich with Stories of Evolving Food Traditions Auburn Speaks: On Food Systems (Auburn University 2014)
cover image of article named, Adam Jortner
"Without Demons: Witchcraft and Witch Trials in the Colonial Chesapeake" Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake (Lexington Press 2014)
Keith Hebert Keith Hebert, Ann McCleary and John Fuller
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Strategic Plan (Newnan: Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, 2014) View Publication
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"Olive Ann Beech," in Susan Ware, ed., American National Biography Online (Oxford University Press, 2014)
cover image of article named, An 'Acting Major General': Charles Champion Gilbert at Perryville Kenneth Noe
An 'Acting Major General': Charles Champion Gilbert at Perryville Corps Commanders in Blue: Union Major Generals in the Civil War (Louisiana State University Press 2014)
cover image of book named, The Sacrificial Economy: Assessors, Contractors, and Thieves in the Management of Sacrificial Sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 BC) Micahel Kozuh
The Sacrificial Economy: Assessors, Contractors, and Thieves in the Management of Sacrificial Sheep at the Eanna Temple of Uruk (ca. 625-520 BC) (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns Press 2014) View Publication
cover image of book named, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965–1980 Melissa Estes Blair
Revolutionizing Expectations: Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965–1980 (November 2014) View Publication
cover image of article named, Automobile Racing and the American Hot Rod David Lucsko
Automobile Racing and the American Hot Rod Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR (Scarecrow Press 2014)
cover image of book named, Socialist Escapes: Breaks from Ideology and Everyday Routines in Eastern Europe, 1945–1989 (co-edited) Cathleen Giustino
Socialist Escapes: Breaks from Ideology and Everyday Routines in Eastern Europe, 1945–1989 (co-edited) (Berghan Books 2013) View Publication
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"The Drought That Changed the War," pp. 394-97, in Ted Widmer, Clay Risen, and George Kalogerakis, eds. The New York Times Disunion: 106 Articles from the New York Times Opinionator; Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation (New York: Black Dog and Leventhal 2013) View Publication
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"Battle of Ebenezer," Encyclopedia of Alabama (2013) View Publication
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"Battle of Selma," Encyclopedia of Alabama (2013) View Publication
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"American Indians and the War of 1812," pp. 38-51, The War of 1812: Official National Park Service Handbook (Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2013)
cover image of article named, Michael Kozuh
"Ritual Failure in the Business Records of Mesopotamian Temples," pp. 51-62, in V. G. Koutrafouri and J. Sanders, eds., Ritual Failure: Archaeological Perspectives (Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2013) View Publication
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"'A Rare Bird....': Race, Masculinity, and the Community of Pilots in Postwar America," Proceedings of the 2012 Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference (Rochester, New York: Fisher Digital Publications, St. John Fisher College Library, 2013) View Publication
cover image of book named, Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840–1920 Tiffany Sippial
Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840–1920 (U. North Carolina Press 2013)
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"Gary Thomas Rowe Jr.," Encyclopedia of Alabama (2013) View Publication
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Leake Mounds Interpretive Trail Mobile Website (Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation, 2013) View Publication
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(Guest Editor), "Global Environmental History" World History Bulletin, 29:2 (2013)
cover image of article named, “Capitalism in the Streets: Paris Shopkeepers, Passages Couverts, and the Production of the Early Nineteenth-Century City” Ralph Kingston
“Capitalism in the Streets: Paris Shopkeepers, Passages Couverts, and the Production of the Early Nineteenth-Century City” Radical History Review (114) (2012) View Publication
cover image of article named, “'No Juan Crow!' Documenting the Immigration Debate in Alabama Today” Jennifer Brooks
“'No Juan Crow!' Documenting the Immigration Debate in Alabama Today” Southern Cultures 18:3 (Fall 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society: Office Politics and Individual Credit in France, 1789–1848 Ralph Kingston
Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society: Office Politics and Individual Credit in France, 1789–1848 (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)
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"The Rhetoric of Race in Fascist Elementary Education," pp. 265-284, in Graziella Parati, ed. New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies, Volume 2: The Arts and History (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012) View Publication
Keith Hebert Keith Hebert
Paradise Gardens (Washington, D.C.: National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 2012) View Publication
cover image of article named, “Darwin and Social Darwinism: The Use and Misuse of Science,” in James T. Bradley ed. Guy Beckwith
“Darwin and Social Darwinism: The Use and Misuse of Science,” in James T. Bradley ed. Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy (New South Books 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space James R. Hansen, John W. Young
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space (University Press of Florida 2012) View Publication
cover image of article named, “The Eclectic Industrialism of Antebellum Baldwin County” Angela Lakwete
“The Eclectic Industrialism of Antebellum Baldwin County” Alabama Review (65) (January 2012)
cover image of article named, “Solomon Spaulding’s Indians, or What the Manuscript Found Really Tells Us” Adam Jortner
“Solomon Spaulding’s Indians, or What the Manuscript Found Really Tells Us” Journal of Mormon History (38,4) (Winter 2012)
cover image of book named, The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier Adam Jortner
The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier (Oxford University Press 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the Essential Biography James R. Hansen
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the Essential Biography (Simon & Schuster 2012) View Publication
Keith Hebert Keith Hebert
Georgia's Best Interests at Heart: Thomas B. Murphy. Permanent Museum Exhibit Installation. University of West Georgia, Ingram Library (2012) View Publication
cover image of article named, “Socialist Industrial Design and the Czechoslovak Pavilion at EXPO ‘58” Cathleen Giustino
“Socialist Industrial Design and the Czechoslovak Pavilion at EXPO ‘58” Journal of Contemporary History (47) (January 2012)
cover image of article named, “Red Sticks” Kathryn H. Braund
“Red Sticks” Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and War of 1812 (U. Alabama Press 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and War of 1812 Kathryn H. Braund (Ed.)
Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and War of 1812 (U. Alabama Press 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, Fashion Beyond Versailles: Design and Consumption in Seventeenth-Century France Donna J. Bohanan
Fashion Beyond Versailles: Design and Consumption in Seventeenth-Century France (LSU Press 2012) View Publication
cover image of book named, Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: The Presidential Recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson, Volume 8 (co-edited) David C. Carter
Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: The Presidential Recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson, Volume 8 (co-edited) (W. W. Norton 2011) View Publication
cover image of article named, Angela Lakwete
"Three Faces of the Southern Middle Class: The Aikin Brothers in the Old Southwest” The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century (LSU Press 2011) View Publication
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"Reflections on "Shee Coocys" and the Motherless Child: Creek Women in a Time of War," pp. 255-84 Alabama Review 64 (October 2011)
cover image of article named, “The Arrest and Court Martial of Captain George Dobson” Kenneth Noe
“The Arrest and Court Martial of Captain George Dobson” Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War’s Ragged Edges (2011)
cover image of article named, Ralph Kingston
"The French Revolution and the Materiality of the Modern Archive” Libraries and the Cultural Record (46,1) (2011)
cover image of article named, “Do Ancient Artifacts Have Politics?” Ralph Kingston
“Do Ancient Artifacts Have Politics?” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (41,1) (2011)
cover image of article named, “Interpreting Enterprise, State, and Society: A Critical Review of the Literature in Modern Chinese Business History, 1978–2008” Morris Bian
“Interpreting Enterprise, State, and Society: A Critical Review of the Literature in Modern Chinese Business History, 1978–2008” Frontiers of History in China (6,3) (September 2011)
cover image of book named, The Making of the State Enterprise System in Modern China: The Dynamics of Institutional Change (translation into Chinese) Morris Bian
The Making of the State Enterprise System in Modern China: The Dynamics of Institutional Change (translation into Chinese) (China’s Zhejiang University Press May 2011) View Publication
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"Hot Rodding," pp. 461-63, in Steven Riess, ed. Sports in America: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century (M.E. Sharpe 2011)
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"'The Bottomless Pit of Hell': The Confederate Home Front in Bartow County, Georgia: 1864-1865," in John Fowler and David Parker, eds., Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2011)
Kenneth Noe (Guest Editor) Kenneth Noe (Guest Editor)
The Alabama Review (64,2) (April 2011)
cover image of article named, “Historian’s Forum: The American Civil War’s Centennial vs. the Sesquicentennial” Kenneth Noe
“Historian’s Forum: The American Civil War’s Centennial vs. the Sesquicentennial” Civil War History (57) (December 2011)
cover image of article named, “The Papyrus Industry in the Early Islamic Era” W. Matt Malczycki
“The Papyrus Industry in the Early Islamic Era” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (2011)
cover image of article named, “On the Generation of Administrative Texts at the Mid-First Millennium Eanna of Uruk” Michael Kozuh
“On the Generation of Administrative Texts at the Mid-First Millennium Eanna of Uruk” The Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies (5) (2011)
cover image of article named, “Villains, Vandals, and Devils” Kenneth Noe
“Villains, Vandals, and Devils” Civil War Times (49) (August 2010)
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"William Bartram's Indian Manuscripts," pp. 359-371, in Thomas Hallock and Nancy Hoffmann, eds., William Bartram: The Search for Nature's Design: Selected Art, Letters, and Unpublished Writings (University of Georgia Press, 2010)
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"'Like to Have Made a War among Ourselves': The Creek Indians and the Coming of the War of the Revolution," pp. 39-62, in Gene A. Smith and Sylvia L. Hilton, eds., Nexus of Empire: Loyalty and National Identity in the Gulf Borderlands, 1763-1821 (University of Florida Press, 2010)
cover image of book named, Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 Kenneth Noe
Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 (U. North Carolina Press 2010) View Publication
cover image of article named, “Lamb, Mutton, and Goat in the Babylonian Temple Economy” Michael Kozuh
“Lamb, Mutton, and Goat in the Babylonian Temple Economy” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (53) (2010)
cover image of article named, “William Bartram’s Gustatory Tour” Kathryn H. Braund
“William Bartram’s Gustatory Tour” Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram (U. Alabama Press 2010) View Publication
cover image of article named, “Unexpected Foes: World War Two Veterans and Labor in the Postwar South” Jennifer Brooks
“Unexpected Foes: World War Two Veterans and Labor in the Postwar South” Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas (May 2010) View Publication
cover image of article named, Kathryn Braund
"The Real Worlds of William Bartram's Travels," pp. 339-453, in Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, ed., Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South (Mercer University Press, 2010)
cover image of book named, Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram Kathryn H. Braund, Charlotte M. Porter (Eds.)
Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram (U. Alabama Press 2010) View Publication
cover image of article named, “Mind over Matter? History and the Spatial Turn” Ralph Kingston
“Mind over Matter? History and the Spatial Turn” Cultural and Social History (7,1) (2010)
cover image of book named, Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation William Trimble
Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation (2010) View Publication
cover image of article named, Daren Ray
"On the Margins: A Historiography of Modernity in Southern Arabia" Essays in History (2009)

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