Publications

Publications:

With Professor Joel Tarr of Carnegie-Mellon University, Living Machines: The Horse and the Nineteenth Century American City . (in press, Johns Hopkins University Press. 2006).

The Automobile: a Chronology (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publications, 1997). Down the Asphalt Path: American Cities and the Automobile (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994).

Technology and Reform: Street Railways and the Growth of Milwaukee, 1887-1900 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1975).

Essays in Refereed Journals and Book Chapters

“The State of the Art in North American Urban History.” Journal of Urban History (forthcoming, 2006).

“The Ignored Urban Species: Horses in American and European Metropoles: Paris, New York, and Berlin, 1850-1900” in Jahrbuch fur Wirtschaftsgeschichte (forthcoming, in German translation, 2006).

“The Horse in the Nineteenth Century American City,” in Dorothee Brantz and Christof Mauch, eds.

Beastly Natures: Animals in Modern Environmental History (Roman and Littlefield 2006, forthcoming, a German-language version is also planned).

With Joel Tarr, ”The Horse as Technology – the City Animal as Cyborg,” in Sandra L. Olsen, Laszio Bartosiewicz and Alice Choyke (eds.), Horses and Humans: The Evolution of the Human-Equine Relationship. (Oxford: BAR International Series, forthcoming, 2006).

Multi-Media Review, “America on the Move,” (National Museum of American History),

Journal of Tansport History Third Series, Vol. 26 (September, 2005), 123-5.“Website Reviews in Transport History,” T2M Newsletter, May and September 2005.

With Joel Tarr, “Urban Horses and Changing City-Hinterland Relationships,” in Bill Luckin, Geneviève Massard-Guildbaud and Dieter Schott (eds.), Topics in Urban Environmental History (London: Ashgate, 2005), 48-62.

With Joel Tarr, “Decline of the Urban Horse in American Cities,” Journal of Transport History Third Series, Vol 24 (September, 2003), 177-98.

“La Construzione Sociale Della Strade in America,” (translator unknown) in Mirko Zardini, ed. Asfalto: Il Carattere della Citta (Milano: Electa, 2003), 57-61.

“Surf City: Urban History on the Web, “ Urban History Review XXI (October, 2001).

“Gelded Age Boston,” New England Quarterly LXXIV (August 2001), 274-301.

“The Origins and Globalization of Traffic Control Signals,” Journal of Urban History (March, 1999), 379-404.

With Joel A. Tarr, Carnegie-Mellon University, “The Centrality of the Horse to the Nineteenth Century American City,” in Raymond Mohl, ed., Making of Urban America (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, revised ed., 1997). Reprinted by the Environmental Literacy Council at http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/578.html (2005)

“Exhibit Review of the Museo Dell’Automobile Carlo Biscaretti Di Ruffia,” Radical History Review 51 (Fall, 1991), 107-113.

“Urban Pathways: The Street and Highway, 1900-1940″ in Joel Tarr and Gabriel Dupuy, Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988), 67-88. This book won the 1988 Abel Wolman prize of the American Public Works Historical Society.

“The Politics of Pavements” in Bruce M. Stave and Sondra Astor Stave, eds., Urban Bosses, Machines and Progressive Reformers (2nd ed., Macabar, Fl, 1984).

“De La Rue a Auto-route, 1900-1940,” (Tr. Bernard Mocquot), Les Annales De La Recherche Urbaine, No. 23-44 (July-December, 1984), 17-28.

Review Essay: “Essays in Public Works History,” Journal of Urban History 10 (Feb. 1984).

“To Engineer The Metropolis: Sewers, Sanitation, and City Planning in Late-Nineteenth Century America.” (in collaboration with Professor Stanley K. Schultz of the University of Wisconsin),

Journal of American History LXV (September, 1978). Reprinted in Raymond Mohl, ed., Making of Urban America (First ed., Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988).

“Transforming the Use of Urban Space: A Look at the Revolution in Street Pavements, 1880-1924,” Journal of Urban History V (May, 1979), 279-307. Reprinted in part in Gerrylynn K. Roberts and Phillip Steadman, eds., The American Cities and Technology Reader (London: Routledge, 2000),

“Water Quality Law in the United States, 1865-1920,” in Joel Tarr and Francis Clay McMichael, Retrospective Assessment of Waste-water Quality Technology, 1865-present, an NSF/RANN Report, (1977).

“Pollution and Political Reform in Urban America, 1840-1920″ (in collaboration with Stanley K. Schultz) in Martin V. Melosi, ed., The Urban Environment, 1850-1930 (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1979).

Various book and film reviews in the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of Urban History, Chicago History, Wisconsin Magazine of History, Journal of Social History, Technology and Culture, New England Quarterly, and Public Historian.

Work in Progress

with Professor Gijs Mom of the Technical University of Eindhoven, an anthology, Mobility History: A Reader on the Motorized Displacement of People and Goods in the Twentieth Century. The essays are written and Manchester University Press is reviewing the prospectus.

The American Urban Highway from Olmsted to Moses. Four chapters have been presented as conference papers. Twelve are projected with and anticipated completion date of 2008.