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‘Terror to the Wicked’ Review: Returning to the Sources, Wall Street Journal, Review of Tobey Pearl’s Terror to the Wicked (March 12, 2021)

Tecumseh and the Prophet’ Review: Brothers in Arms, Wall Street Journal, Review of Peter Cozzens’s Tecumseh and the Prophet (October 23, 2020)

‘The Boston Massacre’ Review: Colonial Boston’s Civil War, Wall Street Journal, Review of Serena Zabin’s The Boston Massacre: A Family History (February 28, 2020)

‘The Widow Washington’ Review: Mary, Mother of George, Wall Street Journal, Review of Martha Saxton’s The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington, Wall Street Journal (June 8, 2019)

‘Frontier Rebels’ Review: The Revolution Out West, Wall Street Journal, Review of Patrick Spero’s Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, Wall Street Journal (December 18, 2018)

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (History Channel, spring 2018)

‘1619’ and ‘Marooned’ Review: Filling in Early America’s Blanks, Wall Street Journal, Review of James Horn’s 1619 and Joseph Kelly’s Marooned (October, 2018)

‘Unlikely General’ Review: He Opened the Way West, Wall Street Journal, Review of Mary Stockwell’s Unlikely General (May, 2018)

Swept Away by the ‘Revolution’, Wall Street Journal, Review of Russell Shorto’s Revolutionary Song (November 17, 2017)

The Birth of American Nationalism, Wall Street Journal, Review of Carol Berkin’s A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism (June 2017)

When America Opened Its Doors, Wall Street Journal, Review of A. Roger Ekirch’s American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution (February 2017)

Reframing the American Revolution, Wall Street Journal, Review of Paul Staiti’s Of Arms and Artists and Jane Kamensky’s A Revolution in Color (October 2016)

Commerce and Common Sense, Wall Street Journal, Review of Edward G. Gray’s Tom Paine’s Iron Bridge: Building a United States (2016) (April 2016)

Fact v. Fiction television program (Discovery’s American Heroes Channel, fall 2015)

Time Out (WCOM, October 2015)

Philadelphia Was Far Away,” Review of Independence Lost by Mark G. Spencer, Wall Street Journal, August 2015

Review of Independence Lost in The New Yorker, July 2015

Review of Independence Lost by Woody Holton, New York Times Sunday Book Review, July 2015

The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU/NPR, July 2015)

The State of Things (WUNC/NPR, July 2015)

Ozarks at Large (KUAF/NPR, July 2015)

BookTV, C-Span (July 2015)

This Is How Politically Inferior Women Were after the American Revolution,” History News Network Op-Ed, July 26, 2015 (republished on, July 27, 2015)

We Have a President for a Reason,” New York Times Op-Ed, March 13, 2015, p. A25.

The American Revolution documentary (Discovery’s American Heroes Channel, Dec. 2014)

Life, Liberty, and Benign Monarchy?” New York Times Op-Ed, July 3, 2009, p. A21