Books and Articles
The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements
Dorothea Lange: Aperture Masters of Photography
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction
Dear Sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement, with Rosalyn Baxandall
Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence
The Moral Property of Women: The History of Birth Control Politics in America
IMPOUNDED: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of the Japanese American Internment during World War II, co-authored with Gary Okihiro
America's Working Women: A Documentary History, 1600 to the Present
“Intersectionality, Socialist Feminism, and Contemporary Activism”
Gender and History20#2, August 2016
"Socialist feminism: The legacy of the “second wave”
New labor Forum. Vol. 22. No. 3. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013.
Aid To Dependent Children: The Legal History
Social Welfare History Project 12/3/ 2013
“The Port Huron Statement and Prefigurative Politics at 50”
History Workshop Journal, 2012.
When Universities Go Abroad: NYU in Abu Dhabi
Dissent Fall 2012
“Participatory Democracy from Civil Rights to Occupy,” (110.0KB)
in Tom Hayden, ed., Inspiring Participatory Democracy (2012)
Participatory Democracy from SNCC through Port Huron to Women’s Liberation to Occupy (110.5KB)
Tracing the "long New Left" from civil rights through the women's movement to Occupy Wall Street
The New Deal Was a Good Idea, We Should Try it
History News Network 5/3/2009
Dorothea Lange's Oregon Photography: Assumptions Challenged
Oregon Historical Quarterly; Winter 2009, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p570
"The Perils of Innocence, or What’s Wrong with Putting Children First"
Why policies that seem to put children first have so often disadvantaged children.
The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth - Volume 1, Number 3, Fall 2008, pp. 331-350
SHGAPE Distinguished Historian Address: "If the Progressives Were Advising Us Today, Should We Listen?"
The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr., 2002), pp.109-121
Social Movements, Leadership, and Democracy: Toward More Utopian Mistakes
Journal of Women's History 14.2 (2002) 102-117
“Reflections on the Concept of Patriarchy”
with Allen Hunter, Radical History Review #71, spring 1998
"Historical Perspectives on the Underclass,"
in festschrift for Ralph Miliband, ed. Leo Panitch Socialist Register 1995 (London);
"Dependency" Demystified: Inscriptions of Power in a Keyword of the Welfare State,"
with Nancy Fraser, Social Politics, spring 1994.
"A Genealogy of 'Dependency': Tracing a Keyword of the US Welfare State,"
with Nancy Fraser, Signs, winter 1994
"Contract versus Charity: Why is there no social citizenship in the United States?"
with Nancy Fraser, Socialist Review, vol. 22, 1992, pp. 45-68.
an essay on feminist theory, Genders, Spring, 1991.
"Family Violence, Feminism, and Social Control,"
Feminist Studies 12 #3, Fall 1986.
"When Good Girls Become Bad Girls. Incest and Resistance: Patterns of Father-Daughter Incest, 1880-1930,"
Social Problems, 33 #4, April, 1986.