2022 The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice (Athens: University of Georgia Press in The UnCivil Wars Series)

2020 The Temple of Janus at Rome: Philadelphia’s Civil War era Refreshment Saloons (currently researching)

2020 The Loyalty, Prowess, and Devotion of African American Soldiers at Camp William Penn (currently researching)

2022 “14 Years of Rejection,” Ironclad: The Magazine of the American Civil War Museum, Vol. 1, Iss. 1 (Fall, 2022), 21-25.

2022 “United States Colored Troops.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. 20 Jun. 2022; Accessed 21 Jun. 2022.

2021 “Bearing Report: A Roundtable on Historians and American Veterans,” Journal of Veterans Studies, 7(1), 280–294.

2019 “Am I a Man: Masculinity and Black Military Service during the American Civil War,” Revista de Historia Jeronimo Zurita, Vol. 94, (2019), 121—138.

2019 “Gendered Rhetoric and Black Civil War Military Recruiting,” Journal of American Nineteenth Century History, Vol. 20, Iss. 3, (2019), 273—291

Book Chapters
2023 co-author David Silkenat, “ ‘Slavery Shall Cease to Exist’: Race, Slavery, and the United States Colored Troops in Ultimate General: Civil War,” in Playing at War, eds. Patrick Lewis and James Hill Welborn III (Accepted)

2021 “Idealism versus Material Realities: Economic Woes for Northern African American Families,” in Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reconstruction and Its Meanings 150 Years Later, eds. Adam Domby and Simon Keith Lewis (New York: Fordham University Press, 2021), 143-158.

2017 “Forgotten Black Patriotism: The Life and Military Career of Edward Purnell, Jr.,” in Essays in Race and Gender, and Politics in World History, ed. Sace Elder (Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing, 2017), 97—131.

Web-Based Publications
2023 Black Women and Union Widowhood: An Interview with Brandi Brimmer,” Black Perspectives,, April 28.

2023                “Black Soldiers and their Families’ Activism during the Antebellum Era,” Black Perspectives,, April 24.

2023                “Researching Northern Black Families’ Civil War: An Interview With Michelle Marsden,” Muster,, March 14.

2023 “Author’s Response,” Black Perspectives,, published January 13.

2022 “Julia W. Garnet’s Civil War,” Black Perspectives,, published December 12.

2022 “Fellow Citizens: How Black Americans Reframed Citizenship,” Ford’s Theater (D.C.) blog,, published August 1.

2022 “The Consequences of USCT Soldiering,” Black Perspectives,, published May 26.

2022 “Northern Black People’s Freedom Struggle in the Nineteenth Century,” Black Perspectives,, published March 21.

2022 “Reclaiming Roots for the Next Generation,” Muster,, published February 1.

2021 “Black Women and Civil War Pensions,” Black Perspectives., published September 1.

2021 “Contested Freedoms: Black Life in Texas During Juneteenth, Muster blog., published July 27.

2021 “Black Women, the Civil War, and United States Colored Troops,” Black Perspectives., Published on July 7.

2021 “We’ve Always Been Here: Rediscovering African American Families in the U.S. Census,” Muster blog., published on May 18.

2021 “The Families’ Cause: Recognizing the Black Familial Fight for Equality,” Black Perspectives., published on March 24.

2021 “Black Families’ Unending Fight for Equality: Teaching Civil War Pension Records,” Muster blog., published on February 16.

2018 “The Darker Side of Civil War Service for African American New York Families,” Gotham Blog., published on June 28.

2016 “Black Civil War Soldiers and Pension,” International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, United Kingdom., published on April 12.


2022 “The Families’ Civil War: The fight to recognize Black military service,” Military Times,, published on March 1.

2020 Review of Evan A. Kutzler, Living By Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019) Civil War Book Review, Vol. 22, Iss. 3 (Summer, 2020), Article 10.

2020 Review of Brian P. Luskey, Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020) Civil War Book Review, Vol. 22, Iss. 3 (Summer, 2020), Article 4.

2021 Review of Le’Trice D. Donaldson, Duty Beyond the Battlefield: African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870—1920 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2020) Journal of Southern History, Vol. 88, No. 2 (May 2021), 354-355.

2020 Review of Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove, Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017) Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians Vol. 28 (September, 2020), 95-97

2020 “Best Books on the African-American Civil War Experience,” Civil War Monitor Vol. 10, No. 3, (Fall, 2020) 64—65.

2019 Review of Charles B. Strozier, Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016) H-CivWar,

2019 Review of Amy Murrell Taylor, Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018) Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians. Vol. 27 (September, 2019) 85-87

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