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"There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time...The hours should be instructed by the ages, and the ages explained by the hours."
              Ralph Waldo Emerson


Teaching Schedule:
 

Fall, odd-numbered years (2011, 2013)

HIS 151 U.S. I
HIS 239 History of War
HIS 351 American Revolution

Spring, even-numbered years (2012, 2014)
HIS 151 U.S. I
HIS 350 Colonial America
 

Fall, even-numbered years (2012, 2014)
HIS 151 U.S. I
HIS 352 Jefferson-Jackson
HIS 353 Civil War

Spring, odd-numbered years (2011, 2013)
HIS 151 U.S. I
HIS 242 World War I

Education:

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1986
M.A., Morehead State University, 1980
B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 1978

Publications:

Books:

Liberty's Fallen Generals:  Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence.  Washington, D.C.:  Potomac Books, 2012.

Greene:  Revolutionary General.  Washington, D.C.:  Potomac Books, 2006. 

De Witt Clinton and the American Political Economy:  Sectionalism, Politics, and Republican Ideology, 1787-1828.  New York:  Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1990.

Journal Articles:

"The Revolution's Secret Weapon."  Secrets of America's Best Generals (A special collector's edition of U.S. News & World Report, September 2009):  20-25.  This article is a 2417-word excerpt from my book Greene:  Revolutionary General.

"President Theodore Roosevelt's Brush With Death in 1902." Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal 25/1 (2002):  3-9.

"Revolution." Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society Bulletin (summer 1998):  17-18.

"Anglo-American Tensions and the Decline of the Clintonian-Virginia Alliance, 1803-1807."  Locus:  An Historical Journal of Regional Perspectives 1 (fall 1988):  11-26.

"The Sectional Politics of 'Practical Republicanism':  De Witt Clinton's Presidential Bid, 1810-1812."  Journal of the Early Republic 5 (winter 1985):  441-462.

Book Chapters:

"The Glorious Revolution, 1688-1689:  An Interpretive Essay," in Events that Changed Great Britain from 1066 to 1714.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 2004.

"The Newburgh Conspiracy," in History in Dispute:  The American Revolution.  Keith Krawczynski, editor.  Detroit:  St. James Press, 2003.

"The Age of European Expansion Begins, c. 1450-c. 1525:  An Interpretive Essay," in Events That Changed the World Through the Sixteenth Century.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 2001.

"King Philip's War:  An Interpretive Essay," in Events That Changed America Prior to the Eighteenth Century.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 2000.

"The American Revolution:  An Interpretive Essay," in Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 1998.

"The Louisiana Purchase:  An Interpretive Essay," in Events That Changed America in the Nineteenth Century.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackeray, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 1997.

"Thomas Jefferson," in Statesmen Who Changed the World.  John E. Findling and Frank W. Thackerary, eds.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 1993.

Encyclopedia Articles:

Nathanael Greene," in Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment.  Mark G. Spencer, ed.  New York:  Continuum International Publishing Group, forthcoming in 2013.

"The Clintonians" in Encyclopedia of the War of 1812.  Spencer C. Tucker, ed.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO, 2012.

"Battle of Monterrey," in Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War.  Spencer C. tucker, ed.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO, 2012.

"Andrew Jackson," and "Secret Service Fund," in American Espionage:  A Historical Encyclopedia.  Glenn P. Hastedt and Steven W. Guerrier, eds.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-Clio, 2011.

"William Washington," in Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War, 5 vols.  Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson, eds.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-Clio,  2006.

"Alexander Graham Bell" and "Eli Whitney" in Encyclopedia of World Trade:  From Ancient Times to Present, 4 vols.  Cynthia C. Northrup, editor.  Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2005.

"Aldrich-Vreeland Act (1908),"Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914)," "Dingley Tariff (1897)," "Federal Reserve Act (Owen-Glass Act) of 1913," "Federal Trade Commission Act (1914)," "Forest Reserve Act (1891)," "Hay-Pauncefote Treaties (1900, 1901)," "Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)," "Keating-Owen Act (1916)," "McKinley Tariff Act (1890)," "Panic of 1893," "Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909)," and "Pure Food and Drug Act (1906)," in The American Economy:  A Historical Encyclopedia, 2 vols., Cynthia Clark Northrup, editor (Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-Clio, 2003).

"Chester A. Arthur," "Joseph G. Cannon," "Nelson Dingley, Jr.," "Arthur P. Gorman," "Judson Harmon," "Benjamin Harrison," and "Matthew S. Quay," in Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History, 3 vols. Cynthia C. Northrup and Elaine C. Prange Turney, eds.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 2003.

"Aaron Burr," "Rufus King," "William P. Van Ness," "Stephen Van Rensselaer," and "Gulian C. Verplanck," in American National Biography, 20 vols. John A. Garraty, general editor.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1998.

"Aaron Burr," "De Witt Clinton," "Peter Cooper," "Cooper Union Speeches," "Election of 1812," "James Monroe," "Martin Van Buren," and "Washington Benevolent Society," in Political Parties and Elections in the United States:  An Encyclopedia.  Charles Bassett and L. Sandy Maisel, eds.  New York:  Garland Publishing Company, 1992.

"The Children's Home of Cincinnati" in The Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati:  A Portrait of Two Hundred Years.  Geoffrey Giglierano and Deborah A. Overmeyer, eds. Cincinnati:  The Cincinnati Historical Society, 1988.

Book Reviews:

Review of Benjamin L. Carp's Defiance of the Patriots:  The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America, New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2010, in The Historian (Spring 2012).

Review of Robert J. Allison's The American Revolution:  A Concise History.  Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press, 2011, in Michigan Wara Studies Review September 2011; www.miwsr.com).

Review of Jon Latimer's 1812:  War with America.  Cambridge:  The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007, in Michigan War Studies Review (July 2010; www.miwar.com).

Review of Mark Puls's Henry Knox:  Visionary General of the American Revolution.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, in Michigan War Studies Review (August 2009; www.miwar.com).

Review of Jeffry H. Morrison's John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic.  Notre Dame, Indiana; University of Notre Dame Press, 2005, in The Historian 70 (December 2008), 797-798.

Review of Francis D. Cogliano's Thomas Jefferson:  Reputation and Legacy.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 2006, in Presidential Studies Quarterly (March 2008): 185-186.

Review of The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, vol. 13, edited by Roger N. Parks,  et al.  Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press, 2005, in The North Carolina Historical Review 84 (January 2007): 101-102.

Review of Alan Taylor's Writing Early American History.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005, in History:  Reviews of New Books 33 (summer 2005), 142.

Review of Allan Peskin's Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms.  Kent and London:  Kent State University Press, 2003, in The South Carolina Historical Magazine (April/July 2005), 185-188.

Review of Forrest McDonald's Recovering the Past:  A Historian's Memoir.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004, in History:  Reviews of New Books  33 (fall 2004): 7-8.

Review of Lawrence S. Kaplan's Alexander Hamilton:  Ambivalent Anglophile Wilmington, DE:  Scholarly Resources, 2002, in Choice (April 2003).

Review of The Birth of the Grand Old Party:  The Republicans-First Generation, edited by Robert F. Engs and Randall M. Miller.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002, in History:  Reviews of New Books 31 (winter 2003):  59.

Review of Eric Foner's Who Owns History?  Rethinking the Past in a Changing World.  NewYork:  Hill and Wang, 2002, in History:  Reviews of New Books 30 (summer 2002):  178.

Review of Jorges Canizares-Esguerra's How to Write the History of the New World:  Historiographies, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2001, in History:  Reviews of New Books 30 (winter 2002):  59.

Review of Joanne B. Freeman's Affairs of Honor:  National Politics in the New Republic.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2001, in Choice (April 2002).

Review of  George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency, edited by Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson, and Frank J. Williams.  Westport, CT:  Praeger, 2000, in Choice (January 2001).

Review of Harry M. Ward's The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society.  London:  University College London, 1999, in Choice (January 2000).

Review of Miles Fairburn's Social History:  Problems, Strategies, and Methods.  New York:  St. Martin's Press, 1999, in History:  Reviews of New Books 28 (fall 1999):  40.

Review of Hugh Davis's Leonard Bacon:  New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate.  Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State University Press, 1998, in Choice (September 1999).

Review of Robert M. Saunders's In Search of Woodrow Wilson:  Beliefs and Behavior.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 1998, in Choice (May 1999).

Review of Russell M. Magnaghi's Herbert E. Bolton and the Historiography of the Americas.  Westport, CT and London:  Greenwood Press, 1998, in Choice (February 1999).

Review of Elizabeth A. Perkins's Border Life:  Experience and Memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley.  Chapel Hill and London:  University of North Carolina Press, 1998, in Choice (October 1998).

Review of Patricia U. Bonomi's The Lord Cornbury Scandal:  The Politics of Reputation in British America.  Chapel Hill and London:  University of North Carolina Press, 1998, in Choice (July-August 1998).

Review of Edwin Yoder, Jr.'s The Historical Present:  Uses and Abuses of the Past.  Jackson:  University Press of Mississippi, 1997, in Choice (March 1998).

Review of The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, Volumes 4-6, edited by Dorothy Twohig, et al.  Charlottesville and London:  University Press of Virginia, 1996, in The William and Mary Quarterly (January 1998):  184-185.

Review of Ronald E. Shaw's Canals for a Nation:  The Canal Era in the United States, 1790-1860.  Lexington:  University Press of Kentucky, 1991, in the Journal of the Early Republic 11 (summer 1991):  263-264.

Interview:

I was interviewed about my book Greene:  Revolutionary General (2006), for an article on Nathanael Greene that was published in the "Leaders and Success" column in Investor's Business Daily, July 5, 2011. 

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