Here’s a link to my curriculum vitae.

Below is a list of chapters and academic articles I have written.

If you’re looking for other works and current writings, you can likely find them by using the Categories on the right hand side of this page.


“White on Chrome: Southern Congressmen and Rhodesia, 1962-1971,” Issue II (Winter 1972), pp. 46-57.

“Charles Jacobson of Arkansas: A Jewish Politician in the Land of the Razorbacks, 1891-1915,” in Nathan Kaganoff and Melvyn I. Urofsky, eds., Turn to the South: Essays on Southern Jewry (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1979),pp. 55-75.

“Governor Jeff Davis,” in Timothy Donovan and Willard Gatewood, eds., The Governors of Arkansas: Essays in Political Biography (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1981), pp. 111-125.

“The Cooling of the South,” The Wilson Quarterly 8 (Summer 1984),pp. 150-159.

“The End of the Long Hot Summer: The Air Conditioner and Southern Culture,” Journal of Southern History 50 (November 1984),pp. 597-628. Reprinted in Raymond Mohl, ed., Searching for the Sunbelt (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990),pp. 176-211. (awarded the 1986 Fletcher Green-Charles Ramsdeell Prize of the Southern Historical Association).

“From Dixie to Dreamland: Demographic and Cultural Change in Florida, 1880-1980,”(with Gary Mormino) in Randall Miller and George Pozzetta, eds., Shades of the Sunbelt (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1988), pp.161-191.

“Air Conditioning,” in William Ferris and Charles R. Wilson, eds., The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989), pp. 321-323.

“Civil Rights Act of 1875,” and “Force Act of 1870,” in Leonard W. Levy and Louis Fisher, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Presidency (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993).

“Is There a Florida Dream?” Forum XVII (Summer 1994), pp. 22-27.

“Benjamin Ryan Tillman,” in Donald C. Bogue, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller, eds., The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994).

“Bayard Rustin and the Miracle in Montgomery,” in James O. and Lois Horton, eds., A History of the African American People (London: Salamander Press, 1995), pp. 156-157.

“Air Conditioning,” Southern Exposure XXIII (Summer 1995) p. 64.

“The Folklore of Southern Demagoguery,” in Charles Eagles, ed.,

Is There a Southern Political Tradition? (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996), pp. 79-132, 218-229.

“Censorship–Florida Style,” Forum XIX (Winter 1996-97), pp.4-9.

Stoned on Wall Street: The Stockbroker’s Son and the Decade of Greed, Film and History (Special issue on Oliver Stone as Cinematic Historian, Part 1) Vol. 28, Numbers 1-2 (1998),pp. 16-27.

Short Season, Long Tradition, Devil Rays Magazine (March 1998), pp. 30-36.

Our Roots Run Deep, Forum XXI (Fall/Winter 1998-99), pp. 30-35.

Coleman Livingston Blease, Jeff Davis, and L. Mendel Rivers, in John Garraty, ed., American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Amelia: An Island in Time, Forum XXIII (Winter 2000), pp. 6-9.

Jeff Davis, in Nancy A. Williams, ed., Arkansas Biography (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000), pp. 78-79.

Civil Rights Act of 1866, and Civil Rights Act of 1875, in Waldo Martin and Patricia Sullivan, eds., Civil Rights in the United States (New York: Macmillan, 2001).

“The Civil Rights Movement,” “Huey P. Long,” “William Jefferson Clinton,” and “Swann v.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education,” in Paul Boyer, ed., The Oxford Companion to United States History. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Sunbelt, Encyclopedia of American Studies (New York: Grolier 2001).

A Sea Lover’s Saga, Forum (Summer 2002): pp. 20-24.

One Brick at a Time: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Nonviolent Direct Action, and the Development of a National Civil Rights Movement, in Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., ed., Sunbelt Revolution: The Historical Progression of the Civil Rights Struggle in the Gulf South, 1866-2000. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003), pp. 153-189.

The Public Storm: Hurricanes and the State in 20th Century America, in Wendy Gamber, Michael Grossberg, and Hendrik Hartog, eds., American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), pp. 262-292.

Arthur Ashe, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Jesse Owens, “Bill Russell, and Jim Thorpe, in Joyce D. Duncan, ed., Sport in American Culture (Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2004), pp. 26-27, 252-253, 278-280, 323, and 365-367.

Civil Rights, in Peter Rollins, ed., The Columbia Companion to

American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), pp. 331-343.

The South, in Stephen J. Whitfield, ed., A Companion to Twentieth-Century America (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2004), pp. 141-162.

You Don’t Have To Ride Jim Crow: CORE and the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, in Glenn Fellman, ed., Before Brown: Civil Rights and White Backlash in the Modern South (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004), pp. 21-67.

Taking the Road to Freedom, Forum (Spring 2004): pp. 30-35.

A. Philip Randolph, Forum (Summer/Fall 2004): p. 24.

You Don t Have to Ride Jim Crow, Stetson Law Review 34 (Winter 2005): pp. 343-411.

Beantown, 1986″ in Randy Roberts, ed., The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005), pp. 316-350.

The Sage of Freedom: An Interview with John Hope Franklin, The Public Historian 29 (Spring 2007): pp. 35-53.

When the Mahatma Met Jesus: Gandhianism, African American Evangelism and the Fight for Racial Justice, Crosscurrents 57 (Summer 2007): pp. 160-169.

You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow : Core and the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, in J. William Harris, ed., The New South: New Histories New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 265-294.

Freedom Riding in the Carolinas, in Vernon Burton and Winfred B. Moore Jr., eds., Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina During the Twentieth Century (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008), pp. 187-208.

“Jeff Davis, in Nathania Sawyer, ed., The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008).

Air Conditioning, in The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Revised Edition)(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,2008).

“Florida,” in Paul Finkelman, ed., Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-Present (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), 13 pp.

“Easter Sunday 1939,” in Paul Finkelman, ed., Major Documents in African American History (New York: Schlager, 2010),

Numerous book reviews in The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, The Florida Historical Quarterly, The Oral History Review, The Historian, The Georgia Historical Quartertly, The Mississppi Quarterly, The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, The North Carolina Historical Review, The New Leader, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Sociology and Social Research, American Jewish History, Southern Cultures, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Bookworld, and Forum.