Political and Cultural History of the 18th and 19th Century; Atlantic History
Broad Areas of Dissertation Supervision
Political History, Cultural History, trans-Atlantic History of 18th and 19th century
Works in Progress:
The Second American Republic, 1787-1825 (Democracy in the Age of Jefferson)
The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790-1900
Co-editor, with Jeffrey L. Pasley and David Waldstreicher, Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic
Articles and Review Essays:
“’Look on This Picture. . . And on This!’: Nationalism, Localism, and Partisan Images of Otherness in the United States, 1787-1820,” American Historical Review
, 106 (October 2001): 1263-80.
“Voting ‘Rites’: The Implications of Deference in Virginia Electioneering Ritual, 1780-1820,” in Articulating America: Fashioning a National Political Culture in Early America
, edited by Rebecca Starr (Lanham, Md.: Madison House, 2000), pp. 131-52.
“The Election of 1800” and “The Election of 1804” in American Presidential Campaigns and Elections: A Reference Guide
, edited by Ballard C. Campbell and William G. Shade (Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, March 2003).
“Political Parties,” “Jacobin Clubs,” “Republican Party,” “Elections,” “Federalist Party,” “Democratic Party,” and “Two-Party System” in Stanley Kutler, et. al., Dictionary of American History
, 3rd ed., (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002).
Ray Raphael, Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation (The New Press) in Reviews in American History
Alan Gibson's Understanding the Founding: The Crucial Questions. Journal of the History of Ideas
, forthcoming. American Historical Review
The Encyclopedia of United States Political History, Vol. 1, The Colonial Period, 1500-1783 Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010.
American Antiquarian Society Advisory Board Member, A New Nation Votes, Election Website of the Lampi Collection of Early American Voting Data, 1788-1825
Society for the History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Advisory Council 2007-2009