Fields of interest: North American Frontiers and American West; Early National U.S.
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present, coauthored by Jeremy Adelman, Steve Kotkin, Suzanne Marchand, Gyan Prakash, Robert Tignor and Michael Tsin (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002).
Cultures: The Worlds of Western Merchants,
co-edited with Jeremy Adelman (
the West Was Lost: The Transformation of
SELECTED ARTICLES, REVIEW ESSAYS, AND BOOK CHAPTERS
the West to the World,” OAH Magazine of History, 20 (March
2006), 53-60. (To be reprinted in Gary Reichard,
ed., America on the World Stage (
“The Western Man in the Eastern Parlor:
Alfred Bush and the Princeton Collections of Western Americana,”
“What’s West, What’s Next,” OAH Magazine of History, 19 (November 2005), 22-25.
“The Meetings of Peoples and Empires at
the Confluence of the
“The Afterlives of Lewis and Clark,” Southern
California Quarterly, 87 (Spring 2005), 27-46; reprinted in abridged and
revised form as “Lewis and Clark and the Indians: The Rest of the Story,” Convergence,
3 (Winter 2006), 18-23; reprinted in Jacqueline Jones, ed., Best American
History Essays, 2007 (
“The Western Forum: Of Past and Presentism,” Journal of the West, 43 (Summer 2004), 3-4.
“Rediscovering Lewis and Clark,” Convergence, 1 (Summer 2004), 12-15.
“The Making of the First American West and
the Unmaking of Other Realms,” in William Deverell,
ed., A Companion to the American West (
“The Next Western History,” Western Historical Quarterly, 33 (Autumn 2002), 337-341.
“Continental Visions,” Common-place, 3 (October 2002).
“Trading Culture: The Worlds of Western
Merchants” (coauthored by Jeremy Adelman), in
Jeremy Adelman and Stephen Aron,
eds., Trading Cultures: The Worlds of Western Merchants (
“The American West Reprised, Revised, and Revived,” Reviews in American History, 28 (June 2000), 245-250.
“Of Lively Exchanges and Larger Perspectives: Forum Essay: Responses to Borders and Borderlands” (coauthored by Jeremy Adelman), American Historical Review, 104 (October 1999), 1235-1239.
“Daniel Boone and the Struggle for
“From Borderlands to Borders: Empires, Nation-States, and the Peoples in Between in North American History” (coauthored by Jeremy Adelman), American Historical Review, 104 (June 1999), 814-841; reprinted with chapters from Richard White’s The Middle Ground and Eric Wolf’s Europe and the People without History in Michael MacDonald, ed., “Contributions to Theory and Theme,” Cultural Configurations: Ethnic Relations and Power.
“'The Poor Men to Starve': The Lives and
Times of Workingmen in Early
“Renewing the History of
“Pigs and Hunters: 'Rights in the Woods'
on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier,” in Andrew Cayton
and Fredrika Teute, eds.,
Contact Points: American Frontiers from the
“The Legacy of Daniel Boone: Three
Generations of Boones and the History of Indian-White Relations,” Register
“'The West' as
“Lessons in Conquest: Towards a Greater
Western History,” Pacific Historical Review, 63 (May 1994), 125-147;
reprinted in Gordon Morris Bakken and Brenda
Farrington, eds., The American West: Volume I: Where Is the West? (
“The Significance of the Frontier in the
Transition to Capitalism,” in Christopher Clark, ed., “The Transition to
“The Significance of the
“The Backcountry Frontier,” Reviews in American History, 21 (March 1993), 31-36.
“Pioneers and Profiteers: Land Speculation
A book that explores the role of the horse in the convergence of cultures on North American frontiers and in the making of American West.
A book that examines the history of American westward expansion through the lives of the children and grandchildren of Daniel Boone.
The Autry History of the American West (General editor of projected six volume series).
Recent Courses Taught
13B: Nineteenth-Century America