African American, U.S. political economy
Broad Areas of Dissertation Supervision
African American and Twentieth Century U.S.
The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986, ACLS History E-Book, 2004
Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies
Yale University Press, 2010.
"The Impact of the New Deal on New York Politics: Kenneth Simpson and the Republican Party," New York Historical Society Quarterly, LVI (Jan., 1972), 39-53.
"Marcus Garvey," The American Biographical Encyclopedia, John A. Garraty, ed. (New York, 1974), 408-10.
"'Of Booker T. Washington and Others,': The Political Economic of Racism in the United States," Science and Society, XXXVIII (Winter, 1974-75), 422-63.
"Writing Communist History," International Labor and Working Class History (Spring, 1984), 122-28.
"Defining the Race, 1890-1930," in The Invention of Ethnicity, ed. Werner Sollors (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989), 77-104.
"Southern Workers in National Unions: Birmingham Steelworkers, 1933-1951," Organized Labor in the Twentieth Century South, ed. Robert Zieger, (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991), 183-222.
"Ins and Outs of the CIO," International Labor and Working- Class History, 44 (Fall, 1993), 53-63.
"Engaged History," International Labor and Working-Class History, 46 (Fall, 1994), 81-85.
“Labor Liberalism after World War II,” Journal of Policy History , 9 (Winter, 1997), 83-89.
"The Locomotive Loses Power: The Trade and Industrial Policies of Jimmy Carter," The Carter Presidency, Hugh D. Graham and Gary Fink, eds. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998), 72-94.
"Where's the Beef?," International Labor and Working-Class History, 57 (Spring, 2000), 40-47.
"The Unironic Origins of President Richard Nixon's Philadelphia Plan," Labor in the Modern South. Glenn Eskew, ed., Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001, 182-206.