Writing

Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper, December 15, 1866

Let’s Bring Back the Sabbath as a Radical Act against Total WorkAeon, Sept. 14, 2018

How the Women in Your Life Learned About Aunt FloMEL Magazine, Aug. 6, 2018

Why the Alt-Right Thinks Porn Is a Jewish ConspiracyMEL Magazine, May 29, 2018

Monthly columnist (“Our History: Stories from the Archives”), Cumberland Presbyterian, March 2018–

How Watermelons Became Black: Emancipation and the Origins of a Racist TropeJournal of the Civil War Era, 8 (March 2018), 64–86

Abraham Lincolns Secret Visits to SlavesThe Atlantic, Feb. 12, 2018

Maybe Now, Memphis Can Be FreeMLK50, Dec. 21, 2017

Violence to Redeem the WorldUSIH Blog, Nov. 4, 2017

Know Your Archives: The Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchReligion in American History, Oct. 7, 2017

Untangling the Lost Cause Myth from the American Story Will Be HardWashington Post, Aug. 25, 2017

Celebrating Nathan Bedford Forrest Is Celebrating White Supremacy, MLK50, July 12, 2017

Why Couldnt the Civil War Have Been Worked Out? Some Smart People Take the Question SeriouslyVox, May 11, 2017

Your Neighborhood Midwife, Afua HassanScalawag, April 7, 2017

Confessions of a Former Neo-ConfederateVox, Sept. 30, 2016

Gordon Wood’s Notecards and the Two PresentismsThe Junto, Feb. 18, 2015

How Watermelons Became a Racist TropeThe Atlantic, Dec. 8, 2014

Helen Keller Jokes, Body and SoulJournal of Popular Culture, 47 (Dec. 2014), 1167–79

End-times Watcher Sees Satan in an Energy DrinkReligion Dispatches, Nov. 14, 2014