Selected Publications


“Marketing Disabled Manhood: Veterans and Advertising since the Civil War,” Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity, eds. Kathleen M. Brian and James W. Trent Jr. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).





Disability Histories


“Lest We Forget: Disabled Veterans and the Politics of   War Remembrance in the United States, 1780-2010,” Disability Histories, ed. Susan Burch and Michael Rembis (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2014).



The Martial Imagination

“Militarizing the Menagerie: American Zoos from World War II to the Early Cold War,” in The Martial Imagination: Cultural Aspects of American Warfare (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series; no. 144), ed. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013), 15-35.,7567.aspx




Animals and War

“Zoo Animals and Modern War: Captive Casualties, Patriotic Citizens, and Good Soldiers,” in Animals and War: Studies of Europe and North America, ed. Ryan Hediger (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 45-75.





Veterans Policies Veterans Politics

“Architecture of Injury: Disabled Veterans, Federal Policy, and the Built Environment in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century America,”in Veterans’ Policies, Veterans’ Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States, ed. Stephen R. Ortiz (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012), 65-93.




Picture This

“Iconography of Injury: Encountering the Wounded Soldier’s Body in American Poster Art and Photography of World War I,” in Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture, ed. Pearl James (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009), 340-68.,674159.aspx




Midwest Quarterly


“The Good War’s ‘Raw Chunks’: Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Gould Cozzens’ Guard of Honor,” The Midwest Quarterly 46:2 (January 2005): 187-202.



Book Reviews and Review Essays

Review of Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II by Audra Jennings, Journal of Social History, 20 July 2017. DOI:

Review of Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto by Lisa Uddin, Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 24:1 (Spring 2017): 102-04.

Review of After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed by Zoë Wool, Disability Studies Quarterly 36:4 (Fall 2016). DOI:

Review essay: “Animal Activism and Environmentalism in an Age of Extinction,” American Studies 55:2 (2016): 17-27.

Review of Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War, by Lee K. Pennington, Disability Studies Quarterly 35:4 (Fall 2015). Available at

Review of The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo, by Ian Jared Miller, Environmental History 19:3 (July 2014): 573-74.

Review of Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, by Guy R. Hasegawa, Journal of Southern History 80:1(February 2014), 215-16.

Review of Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010, by Matthew Wittmann, and The American Circus, eds. Susan Weber, Kenneth L. Ames, and Matthew Wittmann, American Journal of Play 6:1 (Fall 2013): 150-2.

Review of From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898, by Bonnie M. Miller, Pacific Historical Review 82:2 (May 2013): 289-91.

Review of Cameras into the Wild: A History of Early Wildlife and Expedition Filmmaking, 1895-1928, by Palle Petterson, The Journal of Popular Culture 45:4 (August 2012): 905-8.

Review of War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America, by Beth Linker,
Social History of Medicine 24:4 (2012): 904-5. Doi: 10.1093/shm/hks067.

Review of Uncle Sam’s War of 1898 and the Origins of Globalization, by Thomas Schoonover, Material Culture 39:1 (Spring 2007): 77-80.

Review of One Soldier’s Story, by Bob Dole, Disability Studies Quarterly 25:4 (Fall 2005).Available at:

Reference Essays

“Disability,” in Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013), 477-80.

“War,” “World War I,” “The Gilbreths,” “Disabled American Veterans,” “The Persian Gulf War,” “The Korean War,” “Paralyzed Veterans of America,” and “Iraq War,” Encyclopedia of American Disability History, ed. Susan Burch (New York: Facts on File, 2009).

“Disabled American Veterans” and “Military Psychiatry,” Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. Peter Karsten (New York: Sage, 2005).

“Abstract Expressionism” and “Pop Art,” Dictionary of American History, ed. Stanley Kutler, 3rd edition (New York: Thomson Gale, 2003).

With Allison Danzig and David W. Galenson, “Tennis,” Dictionary of American History, ed. Stanley Kutler, 3rd ed. (New York: Thomson Gale, 2003).

Non-refereed Essays

“Wound Ballistics: The Science of Injury and the Mystery of Exploding Bullets,” Books, Health, and History blog (New York Academy of Medicine). Essay at (published October 17, 2017).

A War of Many Names,” Oklahoma HUMANITIES 7:3 (September 2014).

Click to access A_War_of_Many_Names.pdf

“Getting Personal.” American Studies Blog (“On Teaching” Series).

“The Lingering Effects of War,” Myriad (Spring 2006): 11, 14.


“A Hero to His People,” Sanctuary (Fall 1998): 21-28.

“The Man in the White Suit,” Sanctuary (Fall 1998): 46-57.


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