Selected Articles and Essays

History Column, JMore Magazine (2016-Present)

Insiders and Outsiders: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Baltimore during the Interwar Era,” Maryland Historical Magazine (Winter 2015): 462-85

“Contradiction, Compromise, & Commitment: The Jews of Beckley, West Virginia,” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, “Best of 30 Years” Edition (Winter 2015): 51-4

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“Pivot in Perception: The Impact of the 1968 Riots on Three Baltimore Business Districts,” co-written with Elizabeth M. Nix, in Baltimore ‘68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City (Temple University Press, 2011), 180-207

“Ten in the Twentieth: Baltimore Jews and Social Justice,” Generations (2009/2010): 164-74

“Scrip Was a Way of Life: Company Stores, Jewish Merchants, and the Coalfield Retail Economy,” in Culture, Class and Politics in Modern Appalachia (West Virginia University Press, 2009), 31-55

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“Jewish Women in the Central Appalachian Coalfields, 1890-1960: From Breadwinners to Community Builders,” in Dixie Diaspora: An Anthology of Southern Jewish History (University of Alabama Press, 2006), 143-64, and Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women's Studies (Ohio University Press, 2005), 25-49

“Public Notions, Private Lives: The Meanings of Place in an Inner City Neighborhood,” in Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore (Jewish Museum of Maryland, 2007), 112-41

“Baltimore,” Encyclopaedia Judaica, second edition (Thomson Gale, 2007)

Jews,” “Pack Peddlers,” and three other entries, West Virginia Encyclopedia (West Virginia Humanities Council, 2006)

“Jews in Appalachia,” Encyclopedia of Appalachia (University of Tennessee Press, 2006)

“A Smelkinson’s Eye View of the World: Place, Memory, and Stories of an East Baltimore Childhood” Generations (2005/2006): 33-43

“The Third Wave: German Jewish Refugees Come to Baltimore,” in Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945 (Jewish Museum of Maryland, 2004), 11-27

A Sense of Connection to Others: Profile of Stephen Whitfield,” Southern Jewish History (2004): 47-70

“From New Deal Promise to Postmodern Defeat: Two Baltimore Housing Projects,” in From Mobtown to Charm City: New Perspectives on Baltimore’s Past (Maryland Historical Society, 2002), 198-224

The Jews of Keystone, West Virginia: Life in a Multicultural Boomtown,” Southern Jewish History (1999): 1-23