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Academic Vita


Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers
Louisiana State University Press, 2010.

The Confederate Philatelist
“New Light on a Confederate Patriotic Envelope Publisher,”
(October 2009), 9-10.

East Texas Historical Journal
With David Smith, “Thomas Hickey, The Rebel, and Challenges To Civil Liberties During Time of War,”
(Spring 2007).
Winner of the Chamberlain Award for the Best Article to Appear in Vol. XLV.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“James Madison,” in Kermit Hall, ed.,
2nd ed. New York, 2005.

Metropolitan Universities An International Forum, Vol. 16 No.3
“Transformation of a Curmudgeon,”
September 2005, 61-9.

History in Dispute Vol. 12: The American Revolution, 1763-1789
“Did the Articles of Confederation Provide an Effective National Constitution?”
“Was the United States Founded as a Christian Nation?”
“Was the Constitution an Economic Document,” in Keith Krawczynski, ed.,
(2003), 17-22; 64-7; 74-6.

Journal of American Culture
With Elaine Prange Turney (second author) and David Hansen (third author)
“Union Civil War Patriotic Covers: An Overview,”
(1998), 3-12.

Legal Studies Forum
With Linda Albritton (second author)
“Nineteenth Century Utopian Thought and the Supreme Court,”
(1996), 401-19.

Topic 45

“The Whiskey Rebellion, Popular Rights, and the Meaning of the First Amendment,” Topic 45
(1995), 73-84.

State and Local Government Review 26
With Pat Thompson (first author), “The Use of the Item Veto in Texas: 1940 to 1990,”
(Winter, 1994), 37-45.

Editor, Alternative Constitutions for the United States
(Westport, CT), 1992.

Social Education
With Richard Diem (first author), and Davis S. Katims (third author)
“Developing an Understanding of Voting Rights for Special Student Populations.”
(March, 1992), 179-82.

Dictionary of Political Trials
“The Trial of Roberts and Carlisle,” “Shays’ Rebellion,” “The Whiskey Rebellion,” “Fries’ Rebellion,” in Ron Christenson, editor
(1991), 140-2; 394-5; 476-7.

The Constitution in State Politics: From the Calling of the Constitutional Convention to the Calling of the First Federal Elections
New York, 1990.

The William and Mary Quarterly 3rd Series
“The Contract Clause, State Economic Policy, and the Early History of American Federalism, ”
44 (July, 1987),529-48.

Prosecutor’s Brief
With Bonnie S. Warncke, “On the Qualifications of Federal Judges: The View from the Founders,”
10 (Summer, 1987), 10-1.

This Constitution
“Five Alternative Constitutions for the United States,”
(Spring, 1986), 27-34.

Editor, The Whiskey Rebellion: Past and Present Perspectives
(Westport, CT 1985).

Whiskey Rebellion
Editor, William Findley, Incidents of the Insurrection, in Boyd
(Westport, CT. 1985).

Whiskey Rebellion
Editor, Hugh H. Brackenridge, History of the Insurrection, in Boyd
(Westport, Ct. 1985).

American Political Trials
“Political Choice-Political Justice: The Case of the Pennsylvania Loyalists,” in Michael Belknap, ed.
(Westport, CT, 1981), 43-56.

The Politics of Opposition: Antifederalists and the Acceptance of the Constitution
(New York, 1979).

Reviews in American History
“Politics and the Civil Service in the Early Republic,”
7 (June, 1979), 177- 82.

Publius: A Journal of Federalism
“Anti-federalists and the Acceptance of the Constitution: Pennsylvania, 1787-1792,”
9 (Spring, 1979), 123-37.

The Human Dimensions of Nation Making: Essays in Colonial and Revolutionary History
“The Impact of the Constitution on State Politics: New York as a Test Case,” in James K. Martin, ed.
(Madison, WI, 1976), 270-302.

American Historical Association Newsletter Vol. 10
“Form of Publication: A Key to the Widespread Availability of Documents,”
(Spring, 1972), 24-7.

Recent Papers Presented

  • “Official Needs, Post Civil War Nationalism and the Designs of United States Stamps in the Nineteenth Century,” a paper presented at the 2010 Postal History Symposium.“Stamps in the Mail: Imagery, Icons and identity,” Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington D.C., September 30-October 1, 2010. 
  • “Confederate Iconography in Southern Philately, 1861-1951,” presented at a meeting of the Confederate Stamp Alliance, Charleston S.C., November 2008
  • “Remembering the War Through the Mails: Postwar Confederate Patriotic Envelopes and the Reconstruction of Civil War Memory,” Blount Conference, National Postal Museum, November, 2006.
  • “The Transformation of a Curmudgeon, or How LC Transformed My Teaching by a Senior Faculty Member,” at the 9th Annual Conference on Learning Communities and Collaboration, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2004.
  • “George Washington as Civil War Icon,” A Paper Presented at the George Washington Conference, Shreveport, La. September 1998.
  • “Civil War Patriotic Envelopes, North and South,” A Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association, Orlando, Fl. April, 1998.