Publications

My writing and scholarship has focused on United States History during the 1920s, including work on Warren G. Harding and the 1920s' economy.

Dead Last is a study of the public memory of Warren Harding's legacy. I start with the pivotal 1920 presidential election and Harding's Front Porch Campaign focusing on it as shaping a narrative around small town America as "normalcy." From there I look at the Harding scandals and trace their use and misuse up to the Clinton Administration.

Crash! is an overview of the boom and bust of the 1920s economy culminating in the 1929 stock market crash and the New Deal response. I look at changes driven by technology, industrialization, and speculation.

I've also included links to essays I've written for a general audience.