2022 The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice (under contract with The University of Georgia Press in The UnCivil Wars Series) (Forthcoming June, 2022)

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)

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
2021 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 (Submitted)

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). (Forthcoming)

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
2021 “The Familial Fight Against Racism,” Black Perspectives., published November 11.

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.

2020 Review of Aaron Carico, Black Market: The Slave’s Value in National Culture after 1865 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020) Journal of American Ethnic History (reviewing)

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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