Select Publications

Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2016)

Empire of Cotton: A Global History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) (forthcoming also in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Italian, German and Spanish)

The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie Cambridge University Press (2001; paperback 2003)

The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century. co-edited with Julia Rosenbaum (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010)

« From Tuskegee to Togo » in Journal of American History (September) (2005)

« Emancipation and Empire: Reconstructing the Worldwide Web of Cotton Production in the Age of the American Civil War » in American Historical Review Issue 109 (Dec 2004), pp. 1405-1438 (2004)

« Democracy and Its Discontents: Contesting Suffrage Rights in Gilded Age New York » in Past and Present (February 2002), pp. 114-155 (2002)