Collected Writings, etcetera

“The Welfare State is Nothing New: From its very beginnings, the United States has sought to provide for its needy” in Brandeis Magazine (Fall 2021)

“What can early US welfare policies teach us about caring for our communities?” in Oxford University Press blog (October 28, 2021)

How Welfare Worked in the Early United States: Five Microhistories (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021)

   “Government Paid for Poor Citizens’ Health Care Some 300 Years Before Obamacare,” in theatlantic.com

“The House of Industry That Cost Too Much: Fiscal Conservatism in the History of American Welfare,” Rhode Island History 74:1 (Winter/Spring 2016)

      “William Larned, Overseer of the Poor: A Life of Power & Precariousness in the Early Republic,” in New England Quarterly 88:2 (June 2015)

      “Poor Laws and the Construction of Race in Early Republican Rhode Island,” in Journal of Policy History 25:2 (April 2013)

     From Oshkosh to Pécs and Back Again: a blog about teaching American history in Pécs, Hungary and Oshkosh, Wisconsin

“Memo to America, Re: Welfare in the Olden Days,” The Historical Society: A Blog Devoted to History for the Academy & Beyond

“Here a Müemlek, There a Müemlek, Everywhere a Müemlek: Public History in Hungary,” History @ Work: A Public History Commons from the National Council on Public History

“History Majors and the Job Market: What Can Faculty Do?,” The Historical Society: A Blog Devoted to History for the Academy & Beyond

“Paupers and Other Dependents in the Aftermath of Independence,” Aetas: Journal of History and Related Disciplines 25:3 (November 2010)

      “Economy and Isolation in Rhode Island Poorhouses, 1820-1850,” Rhode Island History 65:2 (Summer 2007)

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