Blood on Steel: Chicago Steelworkers and the Strike of 1937 (2014)
The Memorial Day Massacre and the Movement for Industrial Democracy (2010)
The New Economy and the Modern South (2009)
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.