Writing

Books

The Perfect Scout:  A Soldier’s Memoir of the Great March to the Sea and the Campaign of the Carolinas

Through the Heart of Dixie:  Sherman’s March and American Memory

A Shattered Nation:  The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868

Websites

Slave Streets, Free Streets: Visualizing the Landscape of Early Baltimore

Sherman’s March and America:  Mapping Memory

The Valley of the Shadow:  Part 1—The Eve of War

 Selected Articles

“Accuracy and Authenticity in a Digital City:  Slave Streets, Free Streets and the Landscape of Early Baltimore,” AHA Perspectives (November 2020).

“The Search for Southern Digital History,” Review Essay for The Journal of Southern History (November 2020).

“The Five Best Books on the Confederate Homefront,” The Civil War Monitor (Fall 2020): 61-63.

“Literally Destroyed as a Housekeeper:  Hunger and Hardship in Civil War Kentucky,” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, September 2019.

“An Infamous Disregard:  Sherman’s March and the Laws of War,” in Ending the Civil War and Consequences for Congress, ed. Paul Finkelman and Don Kennon (Athens, OH:  Ohio University Press, 2019).

“Sherman’s March in American History and Cultural Memory,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2017).

The Grand Review of Sherman’s Bummers,” The Conversation, May 25, 2015. 

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

“The Georgia and Carolinas Campaigns,” A Companion to the U. S. Civil WarWiley-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.

“Anne Rubin Follows the Traces of Sherman’s March,” The University of North Carolina Press Blog, http://uncpressblog.com/2009/06/24/anne-rubin-follows-the-traces-of-shermans-march/, 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 Scars.  Cambridge:  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).