Chapters in Books
Litigating for Profit: Business, Law, and Labor in the New Economy South,” in Organizing Against Labor: Controversies in the History of Organized Employers in American History, ed. Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2017), 212-35.
“The Virginia Organizing Project and the Movement for Economic Democracy in the South,” in Robert Zieger, ed., Life and Labor in the New New South: Essays in Southern Labor History since 1950 (Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2011.)
"Luther P. Jackson on the African American Perimeters: Education and Politics in the Early Civil Rights Era," in 'We Will Independent Be:' African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States, ed. Leslie Alexander and Angel David Nieves, (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2008.)
“The Idea of Full Employment: A Challenge to Capitalism in the New Deal Era,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 14 (Spring 2017): 69-93?
“More than social security, job creation programs, or Keynesian fiscal policy, the idea of full employment galvanized the progressive intelligentsia and excited the imagination of working-class Americans in the 1940s. If historians of the period discuss it at all, however, it is usually as a footnote to New Deal liberalism. These accounts fall short of considering the broader implications of the idea as well as the vigorous business-led opposition to full-employment legislation. The promise of full employment united farmers, workers, and a broad cross-section of the progressive middle class in the conviction that the right to work could be defended against the caprices of a market economy. By questioning business control over the labor market and investment, full employment challenged some of the most essential prerogatives of capitalism. More than security, it promised a fundamental reordering of postwar society.”
"Women in Defense of Workers: Ella Winter, the Literary Left, and Labor Journalism in California," Women’s History Review 25 (December 2016): 1-23.
“The Other Good Fight: Hollywood Talent and the Working-Class Movement of the 1930s,” Science and Society (Spring 2016):170-95.
“Chicago and the Little Steel Strike,” Labor History 53 (Spring 2012): 167-204.