- Editor, North American Borderlands. Routledge, 2012.
- War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008 [paperback, 2009].
- “Independent Indians and the U.S.-Mexican War,” American Historical Review 112 (Feb., 2007), 35-68.
- “The Wider World of the Handsome Man: Southern Plains Indians Invade Mexico, 1830-1846,” Journal of the Early Republic27 (March, 2007), 83-113 [To be reprinted in Brian DeLay, ed., North American Borderlands, Routledge, forthcoming]
- "How Not to Arm a State: American Guns and the Crisis Of Governance In Mexico, Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries" [24th Annual W.P. Whitsett Lecture], Southern California Quarterly 95:1 (Spring 2013), pp. 5-23.
- Co-author with James West Davidson, William E. Gienapp, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark H. Lytle, and Michael B. Stoff, Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past [Formerly Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic], McGraw-Hill (2010). *Concise Edition: US/A Narrative History (2009).
- “Comanches in the Cast: Remembering Mexico’s ‘Eminently National War,’” in Charles Faulhaber, ed., The Bancroft Library at 150: A Sesquicentennial Symposium, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
- “How Indians Shaped the Era of the U.S.-Mexican War,” abbreviated version of Independent Indians and the U.S.-Mexican War,” in Pekka Hämäläinen and Benjamin H. Johnson, eds., Major Problems in the History of North American Borderlands, Wadsworth, 2011.
- Response to Daniel Walker Howe, Andrés Reséndez, Ned Blackhawk, and Leonard Sadosky’s essays in H-SHEAR roundtable on War of a Thousand Deserts, November 2010.
- Top Young Historian essay, Historians News Network, October 2010.
- “Forgotten Foes,” Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Fall 2010), 14-19.
- “James Madison and the Scolds,” Review of J. C. A. Stagg, Borderlines in the Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish American Frontier, 1776-1821, Passport 40:3 (January 2010).
- “Why Mexico Fought,” review of Timothy J. Henderson, A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and its War with the United States, Diplomatic History33:1 (January 2010).
- “19th Century Lessons for Today’s Drug War Policies,” The Chronicle Review, Tuesday, July 28, 2009,
- “It’s Time We Remembered the Role of Indians in the U.S.-Mexican War,” History News Network, 3/9/2009
- “War of a Thousand Deserts,” on The Page 99 Test,
- “Navajo,” “Popé,” and “Pueblo Indians,” in Billy G. Smith, ed.Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763), Volume 2 in the 10-volume Facts on File Encyclopedia of American History (2003)
- “Narrative Style and Indian Actors in the Seven Years’ War,” Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American History, 1 (1), September 2000.
Work Forthcoming and in Progress
- “Shoot the State: Arms, Business, and Freedom in the Americas before Gun Control,” monograph in progress.
- “Blood Talk: Violence and Belonging in the Navajo-New Mexican Borderland,” chapter in Edward Countryman and Juliana Barr, eds., “Contested Spaces of Early America,” edited collection to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
- “Oportunismo, ansiedad, idealismo: los impulsos Estadunidenses durante la intervención Francesa en México,” chapter in volume on the international dimensions of the French Intervention, edited by Jean Meyer, to be published by the El Colegio de Puebla, Mexico.
- “Barbarians and Dearer Enemies: Frontier Wars and Federalist Uprisings in Northern Mexico, 1837-1840,” [revised version of chapter six of War of a Thousand Deserts] in Erick D. Langer, ed., “Indians, the State, and the Frontier in Nineteenth-Century Latin America,” edited collection in progress for the University of Nebraska Press.
- “Opportunity Costs: Comanches between Texas and Mexico, 1836-1846,” chapter accepted by Andrew Frank and Glen Crothers for edited collection on North American borderlands, to be published by Ohio University Press.
- Interview with Deborah Lawrence and Jon Lawrence for forthcoming book on historians and violence in the Southwest, to be published by the University of Oklahoma Press.