Department of History
Office: Atrium 205
Office Hours: By Appointment
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Modern United States, especially business/economic history and political/policy history
Yale University, Ph.D. in American history
London School of Economics, M.Sc in economic history
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., double major in history and economics
Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England (University Press of Florida, 2013)
Articles and Other Short Pieces
“Development Credit Corporations: Not-for-Profit Development Finance Institutions in the Postwar United States,” Business History 54:3 (June 2012), 424-44.
“Reform Politics in Hard Times: Battles Over Labor Legislation During the Decline of Traditional Manufacturing in Massachusetts, 1922-1928,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts 35 (Winter 2007), 21-51.
“Public Policies for Countering Deindustrialization in Postwar Massachusetts,” Journal ofPolicy History 18:3 (Summer 2006), 326-61.
“Capital Flight” entry in Eric Arnesen, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working ClassHistory (New York: Routledge, 2006), 208-9.
“The Political Economy of Regional Redevelopment: Business and Area Government in the Regeneration of the New England Economy” Business and Economic History On-Line,Vol. 4: The 2006 Annual Meeting, 13 pp.
“Public Relations as Redevelopment Tool: Accentuating the Positive in Deindustrializing New England,” Business and Economic History On-Line, Vol. 3: The 2005 Annual Meeting,19 pp.
“The Causes of Deindustrialization: The Migration of the Cotton Textile Industry from New England to the South,” Enterprise & Society 3:3 (September 2002), 482-520.
“Dealing with Deindustrialization: Economics, Politics, and Policy During the Decline of the New England Textile Industry, 1920-1960” (summary of research), Journal of Economic History 60:2 (June 2000), 501-4.
“American History/American Studies in the Middle East Context: Reflections on Six Years at the American University of Beirut,” Passport: The Newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 40:3 (January 2010), 20-24.
“Cultural Imperialism and American Missionaries in Nineteenth-Century Mount Lebanon,” in America in the Middle East/The Middle East in America, proceedings of the first international conference of the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut (Beirut: American University of Beirut, 2006), 229-40.
Empty Mills: The Fight Against Imports and the Decline of the U.S. Textile Industry by Timothy Minchin, American Historical Review (forthcoming).
Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Business History Review (forthcoming).
A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, and Capital Mobility in the Textile Industry by Beth English, Journal of Southern History 74:2 (May 2008), 492-93.
Beyond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization edited by Jefferson Cowie and Joseph Heathcott, Business History Review 79:1 (Spring 2005), 159-61.
Interpreting NAFTA: The Science and Art of Political Analysis by Frederick Mayer, Journal of American History 86:4 (March 2000), 1870-1.