American Wars (NY: Facts On File, 2012).
Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History (Facts On File, New York. 2008). Editor and author. In paper as American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation (Checkmark Books, 2008).
American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2003, 3 volumes), co-edited with William G. Shade. Updated Edition, electronic version). www.sharpe-online.com
The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000.)
The Growth of American Government: Governance from the Cleveland Era to the Present (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995).
Representative Democracy: Public Policy and Midwestern Legislatures in the late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980).
Recent Book Chapters and Articles
“Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation,“ in Victoria Zhuravleva, ed., Abraham Lincoln: Lessons of History and the Contemporary World (Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities, 2010), 150-158.
“Depressions and Taxes in the United States, 1873-1915,” in Christoph Strupp and Alexander Nutzenadel, eds., Taxation, State, and Civil Society in Germany and the United States in the 18th to the 20th Century (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2007), 67-81.
“Economic Causes of Progressivism,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 4:1 (January, 2005), 7-22. Online @ at The History Cooperative. http://www.historycooperative.org/
“Comparative Perspectives on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 1:2 (April, 2002), 154-177. Online @ at The History Cooperative. http://www.historycooperative.org/
Recent Entries in Encyclopedia and Compendia, and Commentary
“State/Federal Relations, 1841-1877,” in William G. Shade, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, volume 3 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 324-328.
“Panic of 1873″ in William G. Shade, Ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, volume 3 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 257-259.
“State/Federal Relations, 1878-1920,” in Robert D. Johnston, ed., Encyclopedia of Political U.S. History, volume 4 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2010), 345-348.
“Government, 1877-1920,” in John Buenker, ed., Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920 (ME Sharpe: Armonk, NY, 2005).
“Authors Versus Academics: Reflections on Historical Writing.” NEHA News, XXXV:2 (October, 2009),14-16 .
“Maps and History,” Newsletter: Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, XIII:2 (Fall, 2003), 2, 10-11.