Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Angel of Nullification: Memoirs of a Nullifier and Conceiving Cultural Secession in Antebellum South Carolina,” Journal of the Early Republic (forthcoming).

“The Bonds of Union: Benjamin Rush, Noah Webster, and Federalism’s Contexts,” Early American Studies 15:2 (Spring 2017): 382-408.

“Seeking Early America’s Identities in the Atlantic World,” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of American Studies 33:2 (Fall 2014): 78-112.

“Transcendental Democracy: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Political Thought, the Legacy of Federalism, and the Ironies of America’s Democratic Tradition,” Journal of American Studies 48:2 (April 2014): 481-500.

“Early Mormon Patriarchy and the Paradoxes of Democratic Religiosity in Jacksonian America,” American Nineteenth Century History 14:2 (Summer 2013): 183-208.

“‘I Object to the Names Deism and Infidelity’: Theodore Parker and the Boundaries of Christianity in Antebellum America,” Journal of Religion and Society 15:1 (January 2013): 1-24.

“‘Reasonings Sufficient’: Joseph Smith, Thomas Dick, and the Context(s) of Early Mormonism,” Journal of Mormon History 38:3 (Summer 2012): 210-224. (Special issue in honor of Richard Lyman Bushman.)

“(Re)Interpreting Early Mormon Thought: Synthesizing Joseph Smith’s Theology and the Process of Religious Formation,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 44:2 (Summer 2012): 59-88.

“‘A Uniformity So Complete’: Early Mormon Angelology and Microhistorical Theology,” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies 2 (2010): 1-37.

“Salvation Through a Tabernacle: Joseph Smith, Parley Pratt, and Early Mormon Theologies of Embodiment,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 43:2 (Summer 2010): 1-44.

“‘Build, Therefore, Your Own World’: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Smith, and American Antebellum Thought,” Journal of Mormon History 36:1 (Winter 2010): 41-72.

Journal Essays and Book Chapters

“Kings and Queens of the Kingdom: Gendering the Mormon Theological Narrative,” in Beyond Biography: Sources in Context for Mormon Women’s History, ed. Rachel Cope and Lisa Tait (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, forthcoming.)

“Camelot’s Crucible: The Historiographic Context for Refiner’s Fire,” in “John Brooke’s Refiner’s Fire: A Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective,” Journal of Mormon History 41:4 (Fall 2015). (Roundtable organizer.)

“The Book of Mormon and America’s Political and Intellectual Tradition,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 (Fall 2014): 174-182.

“Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price, and the Division of Sacred and Secular in the Age of Revolutions,” in Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual World, ed. Paul Kerry and Matthew Holland (Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press 2012), 119-135.

“The Theology of a Career Convert: Edward Tullidge’s Evolving Identities,” Dialogue: Journal of Mormon Thought 45:3 (Fall 2012): 38-50.

“Parley Pratt’s Writing as Restoration and Redemption,” in “Perspectives on Parley Pratt’s Autobiography: A Roundtable,” Journal of Mormon History 37:1 (Winter): 158-164.

“Developing a Historian Conscience: Wilford Woodruff and the Preservation of History,” Preserving the History of the Latter-day Saints, ed. Steven C. Harper and Rick Turley (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University): 121-141.

Book Reviews

Review of Colleen A. Shehann, The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism (New York: Cambridge University Press), Journal of American Studies (forthcoming).

Review of Jonathan Den Hartog, Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press). Journal of the Early Republic (2016).

Review of Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett, eds., Religious Transformation in the Early Modern Americas (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press). Journal of American History (2016).

Review of Terryl L. Givens and Reid L. Neilson, The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States (New York: Columbia University Press). Journal of Mormon History (2016).

Review of Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism (New York: Oxford University Press). William and Mary Quarterly (2015).

Review of Claudia Stokes, The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press). Women’s History Review (2015).

Review of W. Caleb McDaniel, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Atlantic Reform (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press). United States Intellectual History Blog (2015).

Review of Alex Beam, American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church (New York: PublicAffairs). Christian Century (2015).

Review of J. Spencer Fluhman, Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press). Journal of Mormon History (2013).

Review of David Holland, Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America (New York: Oxford University Press). Journal of Mormon History (2012).

Review of Samuel M. Brown, In Heaven as It is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death (New York: Oxford University Press). Patheos (2012).

Review of Christopher Flynn, Americans in British Literature, 1770-1832 (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate). 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies (2011).

Reference Book Entries

“George Bancroft” and “Philip Tappan,” in The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, ed. John R. Shook (New York: Continuum, 2012).

“Book of Mormon Witnesses,” in Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, ed. W. Paul Reeve and Ardis E. Parshall (New York: ABC-CLIO, 2010).