|A sampling of my recent writing, including work originally published or reprinted online (for a full list of print publications, see my c.v.).|
(Co-visual editor), WHO BUILT AMERICA? WORKING PEOPLE AND THE NATION'S HISTORY. Third edition, Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008).
(Co-editor), "REVOLUTION IN PRINT: GRAPHICS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA." Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, 7:3 (April 2007). Special Issue of the online publication, co-edited with Georgia Barnhill and Ian Gordon.
"The Graphic Fight: New York Political Cartoonists and the Spanish Civil War," in Fighting Fascism: New York City and the Spanish Civil War, ed. Peter Carroll and James Fernandez (New York: Museum of the City of New York/NYU Press, 2007). Essay in catalog accompanying Museum of the City of New York exhibition.
(Co-author), FOREVER FREE: THE STORY OF EMANCIPATION AND RECONSTRUCTION. (Eric Foner, principal author.) New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Unpublished visual essay: "Painful Truths."
THE LINES: PICTORIAL REPORTING, EVERYDAY LIFE, AND THE CRISIS OF GILDED
AGE AMERICA. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 2002.
(Co-editor), "A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES." Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, 4:2 (January 2004). Special Issue of the online publication, co-edited with Ann Fabian.
"FROM THE ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER TO CYBERSPACE: VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERACTION IN THE 19TH AND 21ST CENTURIES." Rethinking History, 8:2 (June 2004).
"THE DAYS' DOINGS: THE GILDED AGE IN THE PROFANE PICTORIAL PRESS." Paper presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, October 17, 2003. A different version of this paper was published as "The Social and Sensational News of the Day': Frank Leslie, The Days' Doings, and Scandalous Pictorial News in Gilded Age New York," New-York Journal of American History, 66:2 (Fall 2003).
"TOWARD A MEETING OF THE MINDS: HISTORIANS AND ART HISTORIANS." American Art, 17:2 (Summer 2003).
"RECONSTRUCTING REPRESENTATION: SOCIAL TYPES, READERS, AND THE PICTORIAL PRESS, 1865-1877." Radical History Review 66 (Fall 1996).
"THE GANG'S NOT ALL HERE." [Review of Gangs of New York] Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life 3:3 (April 2003).
"OF MICE AND MEMORY" [review essay of Maus] Oral History Review 16 (Spring 1988).
THE HUNGRY EYE
Part One of a two-part illustrated historical fantasy about mid-nineteenth century New York (serialized in Common-place, 2:2-3, January - April 2002). For a chapter from Part Two, which occurs during the 1863 Draft Riots, click here.