Selected Recent Essays
With Daniel Peart. “Introduction” and “Afterword” to Practicing Democracy: Re-thinking Popular Politics in the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War. Charlottesville: Virginia University Press, 2015
“The Cult of Abraham Lincoln and the Strange Survival of Liberal England in the Era of the World Wars” Twentieth Century British History (2010)
“‘On the Altar of the Nation’: Heroic Sacrifice and the American Civil War” in Sibylle Scheipers, ed., Heroism and the Changing Character of War: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare? New York: Palgrave, 2014. 33-47
“The Fortunate Banner: Languages of Democracy in the United States, c1848,” in Joanna Innes and Mark Philp, eds, Re-Imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions: America, France, Britain, Ireland, 1750-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 28-39
“Conservatism, Transformation and the War for the Union,” in Iwan W. Morgan and Philip John Davies, eds, Reconfiguring the Union: Civil War Transformations. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 41-58
“Victorian Radicalism and the Idea of America: Reynolds’s Newspaper, 1850-1900,” in Ella Dzelzainis and Ruth Livesey, eds, The American Experiement and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 135-146
“Land of opportunity?” in Nicola Miller, Axel Körner and Adam I. P. Smith, eds, America Imagined: Explaining the United States in Europe and Latin America, 1850-1900. New York: Palgrave, 2012.
“’The Stuff Our Dreams Are Made Of’: Abraham Lincoln in the English Political Imagination,” in Richard J. Carwardine and Jay Sexton, eds, The Global Lincoln. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011: 123-138.