University at Buffalo Department of History

RECENT PUBLICATIONS by UB History PhDs (1999-2005)


Thomas Cox, Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

  • Gibbons v. Ogden, Law and Society in the Early Republic (Ohio University Press, 2009)

Donald M. Fisher, Assistant Professor, Niagara County Community College

  • Lacrosse: A History of the Game (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)

Christopher Forth, Jack and Shirley Howard Teaching Professor of Humanities &
Western Civilization, University of Kansas

  • Masculinity in the Modern West: Gender, Civilization and the Body (Palgrave,2008)

  • (coeditor) Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Makings of a "CentralProblem" (University of Delaware Press, 2008)

  • (coeditor) French Masculinities: History, Politics and Culture (Palgrave,2007)

  • (coeditor) Cultures of the Abdomen: Diet, Digestion and Fat in the Modern World (Palgrave, 2005)

  • (coeditor) Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality (Lexington, 2005)

  • The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004)

  • Zarathustra in Paris. The Nietzsche Vogue in France, 1891-1918 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2001)

Songho Ha, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage

        • The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790-1837. (London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers; Financial History Series, 2009)

A. Scott Henderson , Associate Professor of Education, Furman University

  • (editor) Power and the Public Interest: The Memoirs of Joseph C. Swidler (University of Tennessee Press, 2002)

  • Housing & the Democratic Ideal : The Life and Thought of Charles Abrams (Columbia University Press, 2000)

John Hinde, University of Victoria

  • When Coal was King. Ladysmith and the Coalmining Industry on Vancouver Island (University of British Columbia Press, 2003)

  • Jacob Burckhardt and the Crisis of Modernity (McGill University and Queens University Press, 2000; awarded the 2001 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize by the Canadian Historical Association)

Ami Pflugrad-Jackisch, Assistant Professor of History, University of Michigan-Flint

Brothers of a Vow: Secret Fraternal Orders and the Transformation of White Male Culture in Antebellum Virginia, University of Georgia Press, 2010

M. Ruth Kelly , Assistant Professor, D'Youville College

  • The Olmsted Case: Privateers, Property, and Politics in Pennsylvania 1778-1810 (Susquehanna University Press, 2005)

Michael C. Lazich , Associate Professor, Buffalo State

  • E. C. Bridgman (1801-1861): America's First Missionary to China (Edwin Mellen, 2000)

Richard S. Newman ,   Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • (editor) The Palgrave Environmental Reader (Palgrave, May 2005)

  • The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic (University of North Carolina Press 2002)

Alan Nothnagle, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

  • Building the East German Myth. Historical Mythology and Youth Propaganda in the German Democratic Republic 1945-1989 (University of Michigan Press, 1999)

Jean Richardson, Associate Professor at Buffalo State College

  • The Buffalo Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, 1853-1900 (Edwin Mellen, 2006)

Paul A. Rodell, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern

  • Culture and Customs of the Philippines (Greenwood, 2002)

Lixin Shao

  • Nietzsche in China (Peter Lang, 1999)

David O. Stowell, Project Specialist & Union Representative, SEIU Local 200United

  • Editor, The Great Strikes of 1877 (University of Illinois Press, 2008).

  • Streets, Railroads, and the Great Strike of 1877 (University of Chicago Press, 1999).

Robert E. Wright, Clinical Associate Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University

  • One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (New York: > McGraw-Hill, 2008).

  • Co-author, Knowledge for Generations: Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry, 1807-2007 (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

  • Co-author, Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America¹s Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).

  • Financial Founding Fathers: The Men who Made America Rich (with David J. Cowen). (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2006)

  • The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2005)

  • (editor) The US National Debt, 1787–1900 4 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005).

  • (co-author) Mutually Beneficial: The Guardian and Life Insurance in America (New York University Press, 2004)

  • (co-editor) History of Corporate Governance: The Importance of Stake-holder Activism (Pickering & Chatto, 2003)

  • (co-editor) The History of Corporate Finance: Development of Anglo-American Securities Markets, Financial Practices, Theories and Laws (Pickering & Chatto, 2003)

  • Hamilton Unbound: Finance and the Creation of the American Republic (Greenwood, 2002)

  • The Wealth of Nations Rediscovered: Integration and Expansion in American Financial Markets, 1780-1850 (Cambridge, 2002)

  • Origins of Commercial Banking in America, 1750-1800 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

Luo, Xu, Associate Professor, SUNY College at Cortland

  • Searching for Life's Meaning: Changes and Tensions in the Worldviews of Chinese Youth in the 1980s (University of Michigan Press, 2002)

Chapters and Articles


Anne Csete, Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, St.Lawrence University

  • chapter in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China (University of California Press, 1999)

David Head, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

       •  “Slave Smuggling by Foreign Privateers: Geopolitical Influences on the Illegal Slave Trade,” Journal of

            the Early Republic, 33 (Fall 2013), 433-462.

Scott Henderson

  • "Building Intelligent and Active Public Minds: Education and Social  Reform in Greenville County During the 1930s," South Carolina Historical Magazine 106 (January 2005),

  • "World Literature and Multiculturalism in High School Curricula,"  Carolina English Teacher 10 (Winter 2002), 1-2.

  • "Understanding Cities: An Overview of Urban Social Theory," in Robert Hartmann McNamara and Sarah K. Vatland, eds., Understanding Contemporary Social Problems (Tempe: Scholarly Press, 2002).

Charles T. Lipp, Post-doc at George Mason University

  • "Power and Politics in Early Modern Lorraine: Jean-François de Mahuet and the Grand Prévôté de Saint-Die" French Historical Studies 26:1 (Winter 2003) pp.31-53.


Dean Pavlakis, Assistant Professor Carroll Colllege

“Reputation and the Sexual Abuse of Boys: Changing Norms in Late Nineteenth-century Britain” Men and Masculinities 17, no. 3 (Summer 2014), 325-346.


Greg Witkowski, Ball State University

  • "On the Campaign Trail: Communist Campaigns, State Planning and Eigen-Sinn in the Transformation of the East German Countryside," Central European History, Vol. 37 No. 3 (September 2004), 400-22.

  • "Peasants' Revolt? Re-evaluating the 17 June Uprising in East Germany," German History, Vol. 24 No. 2 (May 2006), 243-66.

.Luo Xu, SUNY College  at Cortland

  • "Farewell To Idealism: Mapping China's University Students Of The 1990s,"  Journal Of Contemporary China [Great Britain] 2004 13(41): 779-799.  Also published in Chinese.

  • Xu Luo, “Ping jinnian lai shijie tongshi bianzhuan zhong de ‘Ouzhou zhongxin’ qingxiang—jian jieshao Xifang xuezhe dui ‘zaoqi jindai shijie’ de yizhong quanshi [An appraisal of the trend toward “Eurocentrism” in works on world history in recent years—together with a commentary introducing some Western scholars’ approaches to “early modern world history”], Shijie lishi  [World History] 2005.3: 93-106.


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