Books

A History Lover’s Guide to Alexandria and Northern Virginia

A History Lover’s Guide to Alexandria and Northern Virginia

2020 is an important time to be writing about Virginia history, as everyday brings new changes across the Commonwealth due to COVID-19 and the #Black Lives Matter movement… View

The History Press · 2021

Public Art in Hartford

Public Art in Hartford

Concurrent with its status as the capital city of the state, Hartford plays an outsize role in the development of public art in Connecticut. As a whole, the city has the largest and richest collection of Colonial, Victorian, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Modern and Contemporary public art in Connecticut… View

Wesleyan University Press · Hartford Books · 2021

Independent Scholars Meet the World: Expanding Academia Beyond the Academy

Independent Scholars Meet the World: Expanding Academia Beyond the Academy

“This important book provides insights into the experiences, talents, flexibility, and persistence of independent scholars. The work gives independent scholars the due recognition they justly deserve and offers motivation and inspiration for those who are committed to forging their own unique paths outside the space of academia… View

University Press of Kansas · Rethinking Careers, Rethinking Academia · 2020

Nineteenth Century, Special Issue on Sculptors & Monuments

Nineteenth Century, Special Issue on Sculptors & Monuments

For those with an interest in public culture, the twenty-first century has produced a heightened awareness to the often marginalized medium of monuments. When in graduate school—not that long ago—my professors of art and architectural history rarely mentioned the social implications of American monuments for people of color and other under-represented communities… View

Victorian Society in America · Volume 39, Number 2 · Fall 2019

Historic Virginia, A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks

Historic Virginia, A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks

National Historic Landmarks are touchstones of our collective past that still resonate with our present. However, important doesn’t always translate into interesting and so we have Historic Virginia: A Tour of the State’s Top 75 National Landmarks––those with the most intriguing and rewarding history… View

Globe Pequot Press · 2019

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Monument Culture brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and political change… View

Rowman & Littlefield · American Association for State and Local History Series · 2019

Colonial Klaus in Thomas Jefferson’s House

Colonial Klaus in Thomas Jefferson’s House

Klaus, a black-and-tan long-haired dachshund is walking the grounds of historic Poplar Forest, where Thomas Jefferson lived more than 200 years ago. The little dog follows a scent into a rabbit hole and when he pops out at the other end, finds himself wearing a tri-corn hat… View

Mascot Books · 2019

The State of Museums, Voices from the Field

The State of Museums, Voices from the Field

Coinciding with the centenary of the New England Museums Association – a region home to many of the USA’s most progressive and ground-breaking museums – The State of Museums, Voices from the Field explores the shifts in culture, urbanization, technology, tolerance and diversity that continue to impact the mission, operation and priorities of museums worldwide… View

MuseumsEtc · 2018

A Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

A Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia… View

The History Press · 2018

The Public Artscape of New Haven: Themes in the Creation of a City Image

The Public Artscape of New Haven: Themes in the Creation of a City Image

There are nearly 500 public works of art throughout New Haven, Connecticut, a city of 17 square miles with 130,000 residents. While other historic East Coast cities—Philadelphia, Providence, Boston—have been the subjects of book-length studies on the function and meaning of public art, New Haven (founded 1638) has been largely ignored… View

McFarland & Co. · 2018