** Several of the nonfiction publications listed here may be accessed by clicking the blue button at the bottom of the page.
BOOK (in progress)
My nonfiction book project, A Century of Denial: Child Farm Labor & America's Agrarian Ideal, explores the power and potential that national myths hold for shaping social mores and labor law.
“Niños por la causa: Child Activists and the United Farm Worker Movement, 1965-1975,” Pacific Historical Review, forthcoming in 2023.
“California Suffrage: A Game-Changer in the National Votes-for-Women Campaign,” Bulletin, California State Library Foundation, no. 129, December 2020. https://cslfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Bulletin129.pdf
“The Wolf at the Door: Child Actors in Liminal Legal Spaces, ” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 11, no. 1 (Winter 2018): 57-62.
“Cultivating Healthy Personalities: Iowa and the Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth,” Annals of Iowa 75, no. 2 (Spring 2016): 130-163.
“They ‘used to tear around campus like savages’: Children’s and Youth’s Activities in the Santo Tomás Internment Camp, 1942-1945,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 5, no. 1 (Winter 2012): 87-117. ** winner of the Neil Sutherland Article Prize **
I have reviewed books for the Journal of Popular Culture, History: Reviews of Books, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Pacific Historical Review, Southwest Journal of Cultures, Minerva: Journal of Women and War, The History Teacher, and the Annals of Iowa.
I have also refereed peer-reviewed articles for the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Pacific Historical Review, and The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Because of I love to write, and am interested in all things historical, I have written encyclopedia articles on popular culture, drugs, toys, childhood, fashion, and Latinx history. They appear in:
~ Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, Greenwood, 2013.
~ Encyclopedia of Latino-American History, Facts on File, 2011.
~ The Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society, SAGE Reference, 2009.
~ Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age: From the End of World War I to the Great Crash, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008.
~ American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008.
I have two historical fiction novels in the works. One is a flight of fancy set in Gold Rush-era Sacramento. The other is based on the true story of American Army nurses and Allied civilians who were prisoners of war in the Philippines during World War II.