PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Yale University
America Since 1607
- 19th Century
With Rebecca McLennan, Becoming America: A History for the 21st Century, McGraw-Hill, 2015.
The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York, Columbia University Press, 1998.
"Tick, Tock, Tuesday: Serial Timekeeping and the History of the Modern Week," Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 40:5, 509-524, DOI: 10.1080/08905495.2018.1516964
“Sleep and Synchronicity,” Public Books (April 2015)
“New York, Capital of the Jews,” Tablet (January 28, 2013)
“Dollars and Sex,” Public Books (February 2012)
“On Forms and Media,” Representations 104 (Winter 2008)