Faculty Publications

To view the History Department's faculty publications select from the list below:


  • Russia and Iran in the Great Game: Travelogues and Orientalism, Routledge, June 2007. Reprinted as a paperback in 2010.
  • Rusiia va iran dar basi-yr bozorg. Safarnamehha va shargh geraii. [Persian], translated by Dr. Elaheh Koolaee and Mohammad Kazem Shojaee, University of Tehran, 2009.
  • Russians in Iran:  Ideology and Domination, co-edited with Rudi Matthee, I.B. Tauris, forthcoming in 2016.


  • Russian Government vs. Russian Deserters in Iran in the 19th century:  Russian Orientalism at the State Level,” in Russians in Iran: Ideology and Domination, co-ed. with Rudi Matthee, I.B.Tauris, forthcoming in 2017
  • “Mazanderan in Russian Sources (19th and early 20th centuries),” Majmu’ye-i mogalaat-i nakhostin hamaayesh-i beynalmallali.  Tarikh-i mahalli-yi Mazanderan (Proceedings of the First International Conference on Local History of Mazanderan), edited by Ali Ramazani Pachi, Havzhin Publishers, 2015
  • “Persian Cossack Brigade (1879-1921),” The Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition, part 2016-4, Brill, 2016
  • “Discourse of Empathy:  Images from Central Asia in the Works of Nikolai Karazin (1842 – 1908),” Orientality:  Cultural Orientalism and Mentality, Milano: Silvana Editoriale S.p.A., 2015
  • “First Phase of Colonization:  Russian Villages in Iran in the Early 20th century,” with Morteza Nouraei, Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies, vol. 46, no.3 (May 2013)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue:  Power Interplay Between Iran and Russia from the Mid-Seventeenth to the Early Twenty-First Century, “Introduction,” with Maziar Behrooz, Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies, vol. 46, no. 3 (May 2013)
  • “Zapiski russkikh puteshestvennikov ob Irane,”[Russian], Irano-Slavika, Moscow, 2010, no.1(21)
  • “Mohajerin-i rus wa eskan-i anha dar iran awayel-i qarn-i bist:  marhale-i digar az este’mar ,“ with Morteza Nouraei, [Persian] Journal of Historic Research, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, University of Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Year 45, New Sequential, no. 4, Winter 2010
  • “N. Karazin. Camp on Amu Daria,” translation from Russian, with Mark E. Woodcock, Metamorphosis, Spring 2010
  • "Singer of the Caucasus' Aliab'ev and the Beginning of Russian Orientalism in Music," in Muraqqa'e Sharqi:  Studies in Honor of Peter Chelkowski, Aiep, Repubblica S Marino, 2007
  • “Relationship between Iran and Russia,” Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, University of Columbia, 2013
  • "Russians at the Court of Mahammad-Ali Shah," Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, University of Columbia, 2010
  • “Russian Travelers to Iran in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, University of Columbia, 2005
  • “Russian Enterprises in Iran,” with Irina Pavlova, Encyclopadeia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, University of Columbia, 2010
  • “Iran in World War I,” Encyclopedia of World War I:  A Political, Social, and Military History.  Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2005
  • “Iran in World War II,” Encyclopedia of World War II:  A Political, Social, and Military History. Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2004
  • “Travelogues of Berezin, a Nineteenth-Century Russian in Iran,” in Society and Culture in Qajar Iran: Studies in Honor of Hafez Farmayan, Mazda Publishers, 2002
  • “The Work of Sadiq Hedayat and Problems of His Artistic Method: 1903-51,”  [Russian], Bulletin of Moscow State University, sec. 13, Orientalism, vol. 2, 1991, pp. 11-20
  • Translation of Dari modern poems and prose into Russian in 79-89: Rasskazy, ocherki, stikhi (‘79-‘89: Short stories, essays, poems), Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel’, 1991. 

Work in progress:

  • Images of Russian Central Asia in the Works of Nikolai Karazin (1842-1908), Ambiguous Triumph under contract with Palgrave Macmillan 

Book Reviews:

  • Moritz Deutschmann, Iran and Russian Imperialism:  The ideal anarchists, 1800-1914 (London: Routledge, 2016), The Russian Review, forthcoming in July 2017
  • Evgeny Sergeev, The Great Game 1856-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia (Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2013), The Journal of Military History.
  • John W. Parker, Persian Dream: Moscow and Tehran Since the Fall of the Shah (Potomac Books, 2008), Political Science Quarterly, Winter 2009-2010.
  • John Tchalenko, Images from the Endgame:  Persia through a Russian Lens 1901-1914 (Saqi, 2006), Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies, vol. 41, no. 4 (Sept 2008) 
  • Hooshang Talé with Farhad Talé, Iran in the Claws of the Bear: The Failed Soviet Landgrab of 1946 (iUniverse, 2007), The Journal of Military History, October 2007, Vol. 71, no. 4
  • Rudi Matthee, The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900 (Princeton University Press, 2005), Irannameh, 2005.
  • Laurence Kelly, Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboedov and the Imperial Mission to the Shah of Iran, (I. B. Tauris, 2002), Iranian Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3 (September 2003).


  • “Engineered Zuluness: Language, Education, and Ethnic Identity in South Africa, 1835-1990,” Journal of the Middle East and Africa (forthcoming)

  • “Struggles of Land, Language and Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Case of the Hlubi,” Journal of the Middle East and Africa 9 (1) (Jul., 2018): 1-26.

  • “What’s in a Word: Historicizing the Word ‘Caffre’ in European Discourses about Southern Africa, 1500-1800,” Journal of Southern African Studies 44 (1) (2018): 59-75.

  • “The True Napoleon of the West: General Winfield Scott’s Mexico City Campaign and the Origins of the U.S. Army’s Combined-Arms Combat Division,” The Journal of Military History 76 (3) (July 2012): 649-671. Distinguished Writing Award, Army Historical Foundation (2012).

  • “On Heroes and Villains: The Times’ Reporting on the Cape Colony’s Frontier Wars, 1818-1853,” South African Military History Journal/Krygshistoriese Tydskrif 15 (6) (December 2012): 207-214.

  • “Treacherous Savages & Merciless Barbarians: Knowledge, Discourse, and Violence during the Cape Frontier Wars, 1834 -1853,” The Journal of Military History 74 (3) (July 2010): 709-735.

  • “The First Mississippi Volunteer Regiment in the Mexican War, 1846-1848,” The Journal of Mississippi History 69 (1) (June 2007): 63-78.


  • The Brusilov Offensive, in Decisive Battles of the Twentieth-Century Series.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • Russia at War, 2 vols. Editor. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.
  • Personal Perspectives, World War I.  Editor.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
  • Personal Perspectives, World War II.  Editor.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.


  • "The Eastern Front", 1914-1918 online.  International Encyclopedia of the First World War sponsored by the Free University of Berlin, the Bavarian State Library, and the German Research Fund, 2013.
  • "The Brusilov Offensive," Essays on World War I.  In the Center for Hungarian Studies and Publications Series, Eastern European Monographs. Edited by Peter Pastor and Graydon Tunstall.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Pp. 89-110.


  • Review of Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.  Mars & Clio, July 2014.
  • Review of Guenther Bischof, Fritz Plasser, and Barbara Stelzl-Marx, eds.  New Perspectives on Austrians and World War II.  Global War Studies (electronic journal), September 2012.
  • Review of David Fraser’s Daviborshch’s Cart:  Narrating the Holocaust in Australian War Crimes Trials.  H-German electronic network, August 2012.
  • Review of Sean McMeekin’s The Russian Origins of the First World War.  Journal of Military History, April 2012.


  • "Kosciuszko at West Point", presented by invitation to the "Purest Son of Freedom" conference held at the Hungarian National Military Museum to commemorate the Kosciuszko Memorial Year, 27 September 2017
  • "Ethnic Minorities and the Russian War Effort, 1914-1917", presented by invitation to the Forschungskolloquium zu neuer europaische Geschichte at the Free University of Berlin, January 2015.
  • "Now *This* Is the War We All Wanted: Why the Eastern Front Matters", presented by invitation to the conference, A Struggle on Five “Fronts”: World War I in Embassies, on Land, at Sea, at Home, and within Coalitions, co-sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill, King’s College, London, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, 2014.
  • "Losing Isn't Everything: The Role of Russian Politics in the Russo-Japanese War", presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Washington, D.C., 2012.


  • Cultura militar española: modernistas, tradicionalistas y liberales. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2014.
  • Ed., Warfare in Europe, 1919-1938. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008).
  • Franco: Soldier, Commander, Dictator. Washington D.C.: Potomac, 2005.
  • Irrational Triumph: Cultural Despair, Military Nationalism, and the Ideological Origins of Franco’s Spain. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2002.
  • Co-ed., War in the Age of Technology: Myriad Faces of Modern Armed Conflict. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Selected Book Chapters:

  • “Muslim Soldiers in a Spanish Crusade: Tomás García Figueras, Mulai Ahmed er Raisuni, and the Ideological Context of Spain’s Moroccan Soldiers”, in Eric Storm and Ali Al Tuma, eds., Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945: “Aliens in Uniform” in Wartime Societies (Oxford: Routledge, 2016).
  • “Military Memories, History, and the Myth of Hispano-Arabic Identity in the Spanish Civil War,” in Aurora Morcillo, ed., Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013).
  • "Rico Avello en Marruecos," in Juan Pan-Montojo, ed., El sueño republicano de Manuel Rico Avello (1886-1939). (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2011).
  • "The Practice and Politics of Spanish Counterinsurgency, 1895-1936," in Brian D. Bunk, Sasha D. Pack, and Carl-Gustaf Scott, eds., Nation and Conflict in Modern Spain: Essays in Honor of Stanley G. Payne (Madison: Parallel Press, 2008), pp. 137-150.
  • “Dangerous Neutrality: Spain, the Great War, and Modern Catalan Nationalism,” in Douglas Mackaman and Michael Mays, eds., World War I and the Cultures of Modernity (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000), pp. 117-124.

Selected Articles:

  • "Tyranny, Communism, and U.S. Policy in Equatorial Guinea, 1968-1979," Diplomatic History 43, n. 4 (Sept 2019), pp. 699-728.
  • “Recepción literaria y cultura bélica: la Generación del 98, Ricardo Burguete, y el nacionalismo militar en España,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. LXXXIV, n. 7 (2007), pp. 871-888.
  • “The Peculiarities of ‘Spanish Morocco’: Imperial Ideology and Economic Development,” Mediterranean Historical Review 20, n. 1 (2005), pp. 80-101.
  • “Military Nationalism and the State: The Case of Fin-de-Siècle Spain,” Nations and Nationalism 6, n. 2 (April 2000), pp. 257-274.
  • “Moral Strength through Material Defeat? The Consequences of 1898 for Spanish Military Culture,” War & Society 17, n. 2 (Oct. 1999), pp. 25-39. 
  • “The Spanish-Moroccan Military Campaigns in the Context of European Colonial History,” RUHM, Vol. 8, Nº 16 (2019), pp. 17-40


  • Taking Off:  The Foundations of American Commercial Aviation, 1918-1938. College Station: Texas A&M University Press (forthcoming, spring 2019)

  • Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Military Science. Edited by G. Kurt Piehler and M. Houston Johnson V. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013.


  • “The Air War: Germany and Italy.” In The Oxford Handbook on World War II, edited by G. Kurt Piehler. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (forthcoming, publication expected fall 2018).

  • "Laying Foundations: New Deal Public Works and Aviation Infrastructure." Journal of Policy History vol. 30, no. 4 (Fall 2018).

  • “‘A Honey of a Field:’ The Development of McGhee Tyson Airport, 1927-1937.” Journal Of East Tennessee History vol. 89, 2017.


  • Review of Beneficial Bombing: The Progressive Foundations of American Air Power, 1917-1945, by Mark Clodeflter. War In History Book Reviews 22/3, July 2015.

  • Review of The Next War in the Air: Britain’s Fears of the Bomber, 1908-1941, by Brett Holman. Journal of Military History, October 2014.

  • Review of Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy by Jenifer van Vleck. Journal of Military History, April 2014.


  • “When America Took to the Air.” With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell. National Public Radio, August 30, 2014.

  • “Northrop Grumman.” In the Encyclopedia of Military Science. Edited by G. Kurt Piehler and M. Houston Johnson V. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013.

  • Co-author, “Physical Fitness.” In the Encyclopedia of Military Science. Edited by G. Kurt Piehler and M. Houston Johnson V. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013.


  • "'The Time has Come Near that We Will All Have to Learn to Work': Farm Women of the Lower Shenandoah Valley and their Slaves during the Civil War,” Journal of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era, I (2018), pp. 1-13.
  • "Foreword: In the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley,” for Picturing Harrisonburg:  Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828, by David Ehrenpreis, published under the imprint of George F. Thompson, Publishing, in association with the University of Virginia Press, under the auspices of James Madison University’s Institute for Visual Studies (2017).
  • “Bonds of Community:  Social Life and Leisure in the Nineteenth-Century Valley of Virginia,” Proceedings of the Rockbridge County Historical Society, 2003-2005, Vol. VIII, (2017), pp. 1-30. (Non-refereed).
  • “Preface” (With Charles Miller), for the reprint of Rising Wind:  A Novel of the Civil War, by Virginia Moore (original imprint, 1928).  [This is the only known adult novel for which New Market, Virginia, and, in particular, the 1864 Battle of New Market serves as the setting.]  June 2014.
  • “ePortfolios and the Study of Civilizations and Cultures” (with Mary Ann Dellinger and Christina R. McDonald), e-published by the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research (Cohort VI), 2013.  http://incepr.org/emergent_findings.html 
  • “’Our Once Beautiful but Now Desolated Valley’:  Farming in the Breadbasket of the Confederacy.”  In Home Front to Front Line:  The Civil War Era in the Shenandoah Valley, edited by Jonathan A. Noyalas, pp. 5-16.  New Market, VA:  Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, 2009.
  • "Philip St. George Cocke" [Agricultural reformer, philanthropist, and Brigadier General, CSA].  In Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Vol. III, edited by Sara B. Bearss, Brent Tarter, and Sandra Gioia Treadway.  Richmond:  Virginia State Library, 2006.
  • Study Guide, Traditions, and Encounters:  A Global Perspective on the Past, Vol. II, Third ed., Revised by Jerry Bentley and Herbert Ziegler (Commissioned by McGraw Hill Publishing), 2004.
  • "Charles Tyler Botts" [founding editor of Southern Planter].  In Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Vol. II, edited by Sara B. Bearss, Brent Tarter, and Sandra Gioia Treadway. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 2001. 
  • "'The Colored Laborers Work as Well as When Slaves':   African Americans in the Breadbasket of the Confederacy, 1850-1880."  In Archaeological Perspectives on the American Civil War.  Edited by Clarence R. Geier and Stephen Potter, 229-252.  Gainesville:  Univ. Press of Florida, 2000.
  • After the Backcountry:  Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900.  Editor, with Warren R. Hofstra.  Knoxville:  Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2000.  (Nominated for a Virginia Literary Award in 2000).
  • "'Introduction:  The World Wheat Made" (with Warren R. Hofstra).  In After the Backcountry:  Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900, edited by Kenneth E. Koons and Warren R. Hofstra, pp. xvii-xxix.   Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 2000.
  • "'The Staple of Our Country': Wheat in the Regional Farm Economy of the Nineteenth-Century Valley of Virginia." In After the Backcountry, 3-20.
  • "Agriculture across the Centuries in Augusta County, Virginia," Augusta Historical Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1 (spring 1997), pp. 1-7 (non-refereed).
  • "Farmer" and "Mechanization of Agriculture," pp. 267-269, and 457-458, respectively, in Encyclopedia of Social History, edited by Peter N. Stearns.   New York:  Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.
  • "Aspects of Franklin County's Rural Heritage," Proceedings of the Kittochtinny Historical Society:  Papers Read before the Society, Vol. 18 (1982-1984), pp. 267-295 (non-refereed).
  • "Railroad Smoke Control:  The Regulation of a Mobile Pollution Source."  With Joel A. Tarr.  In Energy and Transport:  Historical Perspectives on Policy Issues, edited by George H. Daniels and Mark H. Rose, pp. 71-92.   Beverly Hills, California:  Sage Publications 1982.
  • "Research Report—Coal and Natural Gas:  Fuel and Environmental Policy in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1940-1960."  With Joel A. Tarr and Gary David Goodman.  Science, Technology, and Human Values, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1980), pp. 19-21.


  • Trading with the Enemy:  The Covert Economy during the American Civil War.  By Philip Leigh (Yardley, Pennsylvania:  Westholme Publishing, 2014), in Journal of Southern History, Vol. LXXXI, No. 4 (November 2015), pp. 989-990.
  • Farmers “Making Good”:  The Development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920, 2nd ed.  By Lyle Dick (Calgary:  University of Calgary Press, 2008), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 44, No.1 (2010), pp. 303-305.
  • Crucible of the Civil War:  Virginia from Secession to Commemoration.  Edited by Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget (Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 2006), in Studies in American Culture, Vol. 30, No. 1 (October 2007).
  • At Home in the Hoosier Hills:  Agriculture, Politics, and Religion in Southern Indiana, 1810-1870. By Richard F. Nation (Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2005), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2007), pp. 237-239.
  • Creatures of Empire:  How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America.  By Virginia DeJohn Anderson (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2004) in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 113, No. 1 (2005), pp. 82-83.
  • In the Presence of Mine Enemies:  War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863, By Edward L. Ayers (New York:  W. W. Norton, 2003) in American Historical Review, Vol. 109, No. 5 (December 2004), pp. 1570-1571.
  • Stone Ground:  A History of Union Mills.  Edited by Paula Elsey (Fairfax County, Virginia:  Fairfax County History Commission, 2003) in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 112, No. 1 (2004), pp. 83-84.
  • A House Dividing:  Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the Civil War.  By John Majewski (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2000), in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 109, No. 2 (winter 2002), pp. 229-230.
  • Rural Radicals:  Righteous Rage in the American Grain.  By Catherine McNichol Stock (Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press, 1996), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 31, No. 4 (summer 1998), pp. 972-974.
  • In the Absence of Towns:  Settlement and Country Trade in Southside Virginia, 1730-1800, by Charles J. Farmer (Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1993), in The Historian, Vol. 57, No. 3 (spring 1995), pp. 604-605.
  • Bonds of Community:  The Lives of Farm Women in Nineteenth-Century New York, by Nancy Grey Osterud (Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 1991), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 28, No. 3 (spring 1995), pp. 683-685.
  • Loosening the Bonds:  Mid-Atlantic Farm Women, 1750-1850, by Joan M. Jensen (New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1986), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 23, No. 2 (winter 1989), pp. 411-413.
  • Those Who Stayed Behind:  Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England, by Hal S. Barron (Cambridge University Press, 1984), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 20, No. 1 (fall 1986), pp. 195-197.
  • Hopeful Travellers:  Families, Land, and Social Change in Mid-Victorian Peel County, Canada West, by David Gagan (Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 1981), in Journal of Social History, Vol. 16, No. 4 (summer 1983), pp. 71-92.


  • Brownsburg Museum, Brownsburg, Virginia.  Co-curator of the exhibit (with Nancy Sorrells), “Grain into Gold:  Milling and Distilling in Lands of the Dividing Waters” (2016).  [Winner of Mountain Valley Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Education Award, 2017, and Historic Lexington Foundation Founders’ Award (2017).]
  • Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, Virginia.  “Grist-Milling and Flour Production in the Shenandoah Valley during the Age of Grain.”  A scholarly study to assist museum personnel as they plan for the building of a historical grist mill and develop educational and interpretive plans for it (June 2007-August 2009).
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (formerly, Glen Burnie Historic House, Gardens and Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection), Winchester, Virginia.  Guest scholar-curator for the development of exhibits on agriculture and rural life in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, February 2000, and intermittently from January 2001 until its opening to the public in April 2005.  During this period, also served as a consultant in the development of all MSV exhibits.
  • Principal investigator and team leader for researching, writing, and editing Historic Resources Study of the Cedar Creek-Belle Grove National Historic Park, Middletown, Virginia.  Wrote Part I of the study entitled “From Backcountry to Breadbasket—and Beyond:  Topics, Themes, and Issues in the History of the Shenandoah Valley, 1730-1900.”  (Study commissioned by the United States National Park Service under the auspices of the Organization of American Historians).  A three-year project, submitted December 2010.


  • The Road to Black Ned's Forge:  A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Journal Articles:

  • McCleskey, Turk and James C. Squire. “Court-yard Crowds in Colonial Virginia.” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 49, no. 3 (2016): 92-100.
  • Sen, Tinni, Turk McCleskey, and Atin Basuchoudhary. "When Good Little Debts Went Bad: An Empirical Study of Small Claims Litigation on the Virginia Frontier, 1745-1755." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 46, no. 1 (Summer 2015): 60-89.
  • McCleskey, Turk and James C. Squire. "Random Selection of Petit Jurors on the Colonial Virginia Frontier, 1746-1755." Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 47, no. 3 (2014): 128-137.
  • McCleskey, Turk and James C. Squire, "Pennsylvania Credit in the Virginia Backcountry, 1746-1755." Pennsylvania History 81, no. 2 (2014):207-255.
  • "Quarterly Courts in Backcountry Counties of Colonial Virginia." Journal of Backcountry Studies 7, no. 2 (2012): 47-57. http://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/jbc/article/view/570/330
  • "Rich Land, Poor Prospects: Real Estate and the Formation of a Social Elite in Augusta County, Virginia, 1738-1770." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 98, no. 3 (1990): 449-486.

Contributions to books:

  • “Shadow Land: Provisional Real Estate Claims and Anglo-American Settlement in Southwestern Virginia.” In The Southern Colonial Backcountry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Frontier Communities, edited by David C. Crass et al., 56-68. Chattanooga: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1998.
  • “The Price of Conformity: Class, Ethnicity, and Local Authority on the Colonial Virginia Frontier.” In Diversity and Accommodation: Essays on the Cultural Composition of the Virginia Frontier, edited by Michael J. Puglisi, 213-226. Chattanooga: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1997.
  • "Archaeology and the New Frontier History." In The Archaeology of 18th-Century Virginia, edited by T. Reinhart & D.W. Sanford, 273-281. Richmond: Council of Virginia Archaeologists & Archaeological Society of Virginia, 1996.

Encyclopedia entries:

  • “Israel Christian.” In Dictionary of Virginia Biography, 2d ed. Richmond: Library of Virginia, 2005.
  • "Dunmore's War." In The American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia, edited by Richard L. Blanco. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993.
  • "John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore." Ibid.

Non-juried essay (but still mighty entertaining):

  • "Relic of Two Revolutions."  Augusta Historical Bulletin 38 (2002):65-71.

Book reviews:

  • Review of An American Genocide:  The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873, by Benjamin Madley.  Journal of Military History (Oct. 2017):  1164-1165.
  • Review of Jefferson's Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion, by Christopher Michael Curtis. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 121, no. 2 (2013): 180-182.
  • Review of American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People, by T. H. Breen. Journal of Southern History 78 (Feb. 2012): 151-152.
  • Review of Buying into the World of Goods: Early Consumers in Backcountry Virginia, by Ann Smart Martin. Journal of Social History 44 (Fall 2010): 285-288.
  • Review of World of Toil and Strife: Community Transformation in Backcountry South Carolina, 1750-1805, by Peter N. Moore. Journal of Southern History 74 (Aug. 2008): 717-718.
  • Review of The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley, by Warren R. Hofstra. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37 (Winter 2006): 466-468.
  • Review of Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765, by Matthew C. Ward. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 112, no. 2 (2004): 188-190.
  • Review of From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers, by Allan Kulikoff. Journal of Social History 37 (Winter 2003): 556-558.
  • Review of The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times, by Charles Royster. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 109, no. 4 (2001): 420-421.
  • Review of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered, by James Kirby Martin. Journal of Military History 63 (January 1999): 177-179.
  • Review of Border Life: Experience and Memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley, by Elizabeth A. Perkins. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 106, no. 4 (1998): 484-485.
  • Review of Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, by Stephen E. Ambrose.  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 105, no. 4 (1997): 475-476.
  • Review of Escape in America: The British Convention Prisoners, 1777-1783, by Richard Sampson. Journal of Military History (1996): 156-157.
  • Review of The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County, by Jean B. Lee. Journal of Military History (July 1995): 527-529.
  • Review of Palatines, Liberty, and Property: German Lutherans in Colonial British America, by A.G. Roeber. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 102, no. 4 (1994): 555-557.
  • Review of Appalachian Frontiers:  Settlement, Society, and Development in the Preindustrial Era, edited by Robert D. Mitchell, Journal of Economic History 52 (December 1992): 963-965.


  • Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919. London: Frank Cass, 2004.
  • Cruisers and Battle Cruisers: A History of their Impact. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
  • Destroyers. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
  • The Battle of Heligoland Bight. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, to be published in 2006.


  • “International Law versus Military Expediency: Great Britain’s World War I Economic Blockade of Germany.” Appeared in Proceedings of the American Historical Association, 2004.

Book Reviews:

  • Book Review of Terrell Gottschall: By Order of the Kaiser: Otto von Diederichs and the Rise of the Imperial German Navy, 1865-1902. Appeared 2003 in Journal of Military History
  • Book Review of Martin Horn: Britain, France, and the Financing of the First World War. Appeared 2004 in Journal of Military History
  • Book Review of Kevin Stubbs: Race to the Front: The Material Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War. Appeared 2004 in Journal of Military History


  • Editor, with Timothy Dowling, The Cold War: Opening Shots, 1945-1950. Lexington, VA: Virginia Military Institute, 2003.
  • Editor, The Korean War at Fifty: International Perspectives. Lexington, VA: John A. Adams 71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis, Virginia Military Institute, 2004.
  • Co-editor with Malcolm Muir, The Most Dangerous Years: The Cold War, 1953-1976. Lexington, VA: John A. Adams 71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis, Virginia Military Institute, 2005.


  • The Shanghai American Community and the Communist Revolution, Southeast Review of Asian Studies vol. XVII (1995): pp. 30-47.
  • Shanghai Perspective on the Marshall Mission, in George C. Marshall's Mediation Mission to China, December 1945-January 1947, edited by Larry I. Bland, with special assistance by Roger B. Jeans and Mark F. Wilkinson, Lexington, VA: George C. Marshall Foundation, 1998, pp. 327-56.
  • Internment in Shanghai, in The China Connection, 1999-2000.
  • "The Shanghai American Community, 1937-1949," in New Frontiers: Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1952, edited by Robert Bickers and Christian Henriot, Manchester University Press (2000): pp. 231-49.
  • “American Military Misconduct in Shanghai and the Chinese Civil War: The Case of Zang Dayaozi” in The Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17:2 (2010): pp. 146-73.

Book Reviews:

  • Nicholas R. Clifford, Spoilt Children of Empire: Westerners in Shanghai and the Chinese Revolution of the 1920s in The Journal of Asian Studies, 51:3 (August 1992): 639-41.
  • Akira Iriye, Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War: A Brief History with Documents and Essays St. Martin's Press, 1999, in The Journal of Military History, 64:1 (January 2000): 236-37.
  • Bernard Wasserstein, Secret War in Shanghai, Houghton-Miflin, 1999, in the Journal of Military History 64:3 (July 2000): 883-84.\
  • Masahira Yamamoto, Nanking: Anatomy of an Atrocity, Praeger, 2000, in The Journal of Military History, 65:4 (October 2001): 1130-32.
  • Christopher Bo Bramsen, Open Doors: Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China Curzon Press, 2001, in Pacific Affairs 74:4 (Winter, 2001-02): 595-96.
  • Bruce Elleman, Wilson and China: A Revised History of the Shandong Question, M.E. Sharpe, 2002, in The Journal of Military History 67:2 (April 2003): 585-87.
  • Greg Leck, Captives of Empire: The Japanese Internment of Allied Civilians in China 1941-1945, Shandy Press, 2006, in The Journal of Military History 72:4 (October 2008): 1316-17.

Encyclopedia Entries:

  • Spencer Tucker, ed. Encyclopedia of World War I: a Political, Social and Military History ABC-Clio, 2005.
    Entries: Shandong (Shantung) Settlement
    Yuan Shikai
  • Spencer Tucker, ed. Encyclopedia of World War II: a Political, Social and Military History ABC-Clio, 2005.
    Entries: Evans Fordyce Carlson
    Moscow Conference
    Peng Dehuai
    Sun Liren

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