If you are interested in knowing what I have published, or other things I have done or do, take a look at my vita:
I have a book ms. that is revision of a revision of my dissertation. The ms. was sent out to two reviewers by an acquisitions editor of an academic press in 1996, and the reviewers both recommended publication (one with more revisions suggested than the other), but a higher up editor nixed the book as too complex and long, and thus a money loser. I gave up seeking publication, but, I think the second revision is pretty good as is. You can find In the Religious Borderlands of the Urban West: Protestant Anglophone Culture and Institutions in Metropolitan San Francisco, 1900-1920 here.
This past year (2014), I’ve written two book reviews for the Annals of Iowa–a fine state history journal, by the way. One review is of a book by an author with personal and subject ties to Sioux County:
- Juffer, Jane. Intimacy across Borders: Race, Religion, and Migration in the U.S. Midwest. In Annals of Iowa 73 (Summer 2014): 302-304. A pdf of the review is linked here: Annals review of Juffer. (Ignore the page numbers on the pdf.)
The other review is an essay on Angela Tarango’s Choosing the Jesus Way, Gaston Espinosa’s Latino Pentecostals, and Felipe Hinojosa’s Latino Mennonites. Here is a pre-publication pdf of the essay.
I’ve collected some quotations that I want to keep “handy” for my use. You are welcome to see if any of them strike you:
If you are interested in environmental/Western/California/religious history, here’s an unpublished review I did in July 2011 on the paperback edition of Donald Worster’s magisterial biography of John Muir, A Passion for Nature:
- Review of Worster’s A Passion for Nature
As for some of my articles, here are pdfs:
- “‘An Active and Unceasing Campaign of Social Education’: J. Stitt Wilson and Herronite Socialist Christianity.” In Socialism and Christianity in Early Twentieth Century America, ed. Jacob H. Dorn. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
- “C.S. Lewis: Visioner of Reality.” Radix 13 (November-December 1981): 12-15.
- “Modernization and Theological Conservatism in the Far West: The Controversy Over Thomas F. Day, 1907-1912.” Fides et Historia 24 (Summer 1992): 76-90. (Winner of the 1994 Woodrow Wilson Award of the Presbyterian Historical Society.)
- “‘More Conscience Than Force’: U.S. Indian Inspector William Vandever, Grant’s Peace Policy, and Protestant Whiteness.” Journal of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era 9:2 (April 2010): 167-196.
- “Presbyterians and the Golden Rule: the Christian Socialism of J.E. Scott of San Francisco.” American Presbyterians 67 (1989): 231-243.
- “Protestantism, Progress, and Prosperity: John P. Clum and ‘Civilizing’ the U.S. Southwest, 1871-1886.” Western Historical Quarterly 33 (2002): 315-335. (Winner of the 2003 Arrington-Prucha Prize of the Western History Association.)
- “Toward an Established Mysticism: Judeo-Christian Traditions in Post-World War II California and Nevada.” In Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Region: Fluid Identities, eds. Wade Clark Rook and Mark Silk. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2005.
- “’A True Revival of Religion’: Protestants and the San Francisco Graft Prosecutions, 1906-1909.” Religion and American Culture 4 (1994): 25-49.
- “‘We Have Here A Different Civilization’: Protestant Identity in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1906-1909.” Western Historical Quarterly 23 (1992): 199-221.
- “William Vandever: Presbyterian, Congressman, General.” In Dutch Americans and War: United States and Beyond, eds. Robert P. Swierenga, Nella Kennedy, and Lisa Zylstra. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014.
- “Wisdom, Vanity, and ‘Lessons’ from History.” Christian Scholar’s Review 27 (1997): 46-61.
A few reference articles by me are online. They can be found as follows:
- “Allison, William Boyd” and “Wapello” for The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, eds. David Hudson, Marvin Bergman, and Loren Horton (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2008).
- “Evangelicalism” and “Lutheranism” for Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, ed. David J. Wishart (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004).