"'As a Nation, the English are our Friends': The Emergence of African American Politics in the British Atlantic World, 1772-1861," American Historical Review, October 2008.
"MORE THAN JUST A POLITICIAN:
HAROLD CRUSE AND THE ORIGINS OF BLACK POWER"
This is a much expanded and improved version of the piece published in Watts, ed., The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Revisited (2004). I was able to incorporate extensive material from Cruse's papers, which add considerable nuance.
"`To Organize in Every Neighborhood, In Every Home': The Gender Politics of American Communists Between the Wars," Radical History Review (Spring 1991).
Actually a refereed article, and cited fairly often. I started this in a yearlong seminar with Judy Walkowitz that was one of, if not the, best intellectual experiences of my life.
"`The North American Front': Central American Solidarity in the Reagan Era," in Reshaping the U.S. Left: Popular Struggles in the 1980s (Verso, 1988)
This was the first thing I ever published, written while working in New Jersey (and at Rutgers) as a CISPES activist.
"`We are all highly adventurous': Fidel Castro and the Romance of the White Guerrilla, 1957-58," in Christian G. Appy, ed., Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of American Imperialism During the Early Cold War, 1945-1963 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000)
This is a great collection, and I thank Chris Appy for putting me in it. A good article for getting at my argument about Cuba and the New Left without assigning the whole book.
"Active Engagement: The Legacy of Central America Solidarity," NACLA Report, March/April 1995
This was a special issue NACLA published on "Reinventing Solidarity," with lots of good articles. Mine is essentially a (very) brief history of the whole movement, trying to clarify its politics and distinctive features.
"Consensus and Contradiction in Textbook Treatments of the Sixties," Journal of American History (September 1995)
My friend Roy Rosenzweig, who is sorely missed, assigned this, and it was a lot of fun to write, using my experience as a "Development Editor" on textbooks for HarperCollins.
"Black America Greets the Revolution: The African-American Press on Cuba During 1959," in Lisa Brock and Digna Castaneda, eds., Between Race and Empire: African-Americans and Cubans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Temple University Press, 1998),
My friend and fellow member of the RHR Editorial Collective, Lisa Brock, invited me to be in this fine collection.
"More Than Just a Politician: Notes Towards a Life and Times of Harold Cruse," in Jerry G. Watts, ed., The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Revisited: A Thirty-Year Retrospective (Routledge, 2004)
This is my pubiished article. I asked for a revised version, based on much archival research to be included, but it was too late. The revised and significantly better version is at the top of this page.
“Postmodern America: A New Democratic Order in a Second Gilded Age” and “Unpacking the Vietnam Syndrome: The 1973 Coup in Chile and the Rise of Anti-Interventionist Politics,” in Van Gosse and Richard Moser, eds., The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America (Temple University Press, 2003)
It's an interesting collection, and odd to me that there are no others like it, given that "the Sixties," even in my elastic definition, ended in 1975. The "Postmodern America" has some legs for scholars and activists who are tired of the declensionist narrative of 1975-2000. The Chile article is one piece of my episodic history of Latin American solidarity, but a key one for understanding its connection to the anti-Vietnam war movement.
“A Movement of Movements: The Definition and Periodization of the New Left,” in Roy Rosenzweig and Jean-Christophe Agnew, eds., A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell, 2002).
This is my best shot at a historiography of the New Left stressing its breadth, depth, and pluralism--as a multiracial, multigenerational phenomenon.
"`El Salvador Is Spanish For Vietnam': The Politics of Solidarity and the New Immigrant Left, 1955-1993" in Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas, eds., The Immigrant Left (SUNY Press, 1996).
This is mainly focused on the 1970s, the period when solidarity with Chile and Puerto Rico dominated.