Selected Articles

“Towns Made for Burning” for The New York Times Disunion, March 1, 2015

“The Georgia and Carolinas Campaigns,” A Companion to the U. S. Civil War (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers,  2014)

“Living Through Total War,” BBC Magazine of History (Summer, 2013)

“Why Gone with the Wind Still Matters; or, Why I Still Love Gone with the Wind,” for Civil War History (March 2013).

“The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy,” in The American South: A Reader and Guide, Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

“John Janney,” Dictionary of Virginia Biography, 2010. 

“Anne Rubin Follows the Traces of Sherman’s March,” The University of North Carolina Press Blog,, June 24, 2009.

With Edward L. Ayers and William G. Thomas III, “Black and On the Border,” in Slavery, Resistance, Freedom ed. Gabor Boritt and Scott Hancock, New York:  Oxford University Press, 2007.

“Politics and Petticoats in the Same Pod:  Florence Fay, Betsey Bittersweet, and the Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood, 1865-1868,” in Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber, eds. Battle ScarsCambridge:  Oxford University Press, 2006.

“‘Seventy-Six and Sixty-One’:  Confederates Remember the American Revolution,” in Where These Memories Grow:  History, Memory, and Southern Identity  ed. W. Fitzhugh Brundage (Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press, 2000).