I am a historian with a particular interest in the nineteenth-century American South, the history of technology (especially transportation), race relations, the history of time, and the history of consumerism.

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My current research project is a social history of the antebellum transportation revolution in the United States.

For reviews of my first book, Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave Society, please click here. For information on the 2011 reprint of U.B. Phillips's History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860, please click here.