Articles and Chapters:
“Getting on the Map: Alabama’s Good Roads Pathfinding Campaigns, 1911-1912,” The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History, 68: 1 (January 2015), 3-30. Winner of the the Alabama Historical Association Milo B. Howard Award for 2016. DOI: 10.1353/ala.2015.0004
“Getting Farmers—and Tourists—’Out of the Mud’: Alabama’s Response to the Federal Road Aid Acts of 1916 and 1921,” 229-260, in Nation Within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government, edited by Glenn Feldman, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014.
“The Most Famous Good Roads Woman in the United States: Alma Rittenberry of Birmingham,” The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History 63: 2 (April 2010): 83-109. DOI: 10.1353/ala.2010.0033
“Introduction: Alabama, April 1917,” 1-23, in The Great War and the Heart of Dixie: Alabama and World War I. University of Alabama Press, September 2008.
“‘Can All We Can, and Can the Kaiser, Too’: The Montgomery Cooperative Canning Club,” 169-184, in The Great War and the Heart of Dixie: Alabama and World War I. University of Alabama Press, September 2008.
“Prattville, Alabama: Methodism, Capitalism, Utopia, and the Antebellum Mill Village,” Pioneer America Society Transactions (PAST) 24 (2001): 43-55.
“‘Just Another Day on the Plains’: The Desegregation of Auburn University, 1964.” The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History 54: 2 (April 2001): 104-144.
“Documenting Industry and Labor in Alabama: Can a Documentation Strategy Model Work?, “Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists 16 (1998, publ. in 2000): 55-74. Winner of the David Gracy, III, Award for best article published in Provenance in 1998.
“Pratt’s Vision of an Industrial City,” 18-30, in Randall Miller and Curt Evans, eds., The World of Daniel Pratt (Montgomery, AL: The Black Belt Press, 1999).
“Life and Work in a Progressive Cotton Community: Prattville, Alabama, 1846-1860,” Agricultural History, 68, no. 2 (Spring 1994): 51-61. [reprinted in David O. Whitten, Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1793-1993. Washington, DC: The Agricultural History Society, 1994.]
“Sparkin’, Fancy Balls, and Dramshops: Early Entertainments in Boomtown Birmingham, 1871-1875,” Essays in Business and Economic History 12 (1994): 275-286.
Shorter Works (Peer Reviewed):
“John Asa Rountree, Encyclopedia of Alabama, November 6, 2015. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3633 .
“Alma Rittenberry,” Encyclopedia of Alabama, August 13, 2015. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3697
“The Good Roads Movement in Alabama,” Encyclopedia of Alabama, June 23, 2014. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-3599
“Audience for Local History,” 48-50, in The Encyclopedia of Local History, 2nd ed., by Carol Kammen and Amy Wilson, Lanham, MD: AASLH and AltaMira Press, 2013.
“Auburn University,” Encyclopedia of Alabama, August 8, 2008. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1649
“World War I in Alabama,” Encyclopedia of Alabama, May 22, 2008. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1545
Contributor, “Alabama: The Heart of Dixie,” World Book Encyclopedia, 2008, 256-279.
“Charles Ranhofer,” in Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age, ed. Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2003. 407-08.
“Culinary Arts,” in Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age, ed. Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2003. 116-17.
“East Coast Plutocracy,” in Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age, ed. Leonard Schlup and James G. Ryan. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2003. 145.
“James R. Powell.” American National Biography. London: Oxford University Press, 1999.
“Daniel Pratt.” American National Biography. London: Oxford University Press, 1999.
“Charles Scotto.” American National Biography. London: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Review of The Enemy Within Never Did Without”: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, 1942–1945, ed. by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, 2015. For The Journal of Southern History 82, no. 4 (November 2016): 971-972. DOI: 10.1353/soh.2016.0302
Review of The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea, by Jeffrey Engel. For H-War, published May 16, 2016, https://networks.h-net.org/node/12840/reviews/125344/olliff-engel-four-freedoms-franklin-d-roosevelt-and-evolution-american.
Review of The Yellowhammer War, The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama, edited by Kenneth W. Noe, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2013. For Civil War History 61, no. 3 (September 2015): 319-21. DOI: 10.1353/cwh.2015.0053
Review of Food At Sea: Shipboard Cuisine from Ancient to Modern Times, by Simon Spalding, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. For Sea History, 151 (Summer 2015): 54-55.
Review of A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation, by Steven A. Reich, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. For The Alabama Review 67, no. 4 (October 2014): 413-416. DOI: 10.1353/ala.2014.0038
Review of Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field, by James Sanders Day, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2013. For The Alabama Review 67, no. 3 (July 2014): 296-299. DOI: 10.1353/ala.2014.0019
Review of Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964-1972, by Susan Youngblood Ashmore. For The Alabama Review, 63, no. 4 (October 2010): 282-283. DOI: 10.1353/ala.2010.0013
Review of Alabama Blast Furnaces, by Joseph H. Woodward, II. For H-Southern Industry, June 2008. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=14563
Review of Profiles in Courage for Our Time , ed. Caroline Kennedy. In The Alabama Review 57, no. 3 (July 2004): 216-18.
Review of The Conquest of Labor: Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrialization, by Curt Evans. In Gulf South Historical Review 18, no. 2 (Spring 2003): 92-94.
Review of Tannehill by James Bennett. In Gulf South Historical Review 16, no. 2 (Spring 2001): 37-39.
Review of The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900, by Richard Franklin Bensel. In History: Reviews of New Books 29, no. 4 (July 2001): 152.
Review of Whittaker’s Almanack World Heads of State and World Heads of Government, ed.
Roger East. In Journal of Government Information, 26: 4 (July-August 1999).
Review of The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Volumes 14-17, ed. Louis Galambos and Daun Van Ee. In The Alabama Review 51, no. 2 (April 1998): 148.
Review of From Hills and Hollers: The Poultry Industry in Arkansas, by Stephen Strausberg. In The Alabama Review 51, no. 2 (April 1998): 149.
Review of Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920, by Henry M. McKiven. In Gulf Coast Historical Review 12, no. 2 (Spring 1997): 147.