* “The Oligarch’s Revenge: The Making of the Modern Right,” The Nation October 6, 2020.
* “From Plantation to Jail: Exploring the Connection between Slavery and Black Mass Incarceration,” Times Literary Supplement October 2, 2020.
* “The Self-Made Man,” Review of David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (New York, 2018), The Times Literary Supplement, March 22, 2019, 12-13.
* “Was Abraham Lincoln an Incorrigible Racist?” Book Review of Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War (New York, 2017) in The Washington Post July 14, 2017.
* “In the ‘Price of the Pound of Their Flesh,’ Black Bodies Matter,” Book Review of Daina Ramey Berry’s The Price of the Pound of Their Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of the Nation (Boston, 2017) in The Boston Globe February 10, 2017.
* Eugene D. Genovese, The Sweetness of Life: Southern Planters at Home (Cambridge, 2017) in American Historical Review 124 (February 2019): 242-3.
* Ana Lucia Araujo, Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History in Social History 44 (2019): 125-7.
* Mark Lause, Free Labor: The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class (Urbana, Ill, 2015) in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 15 (May 2018): 133-4.
* Padraig Riley, Slavery and Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian America (Philadelphia, Penn., 2016) in The Historian 80 (Summer 2018): 417-8.
* Robert S. Levine, The Lives of Frederick Douglass (Cambridge, Mass., 2016) in Civil War History 63 (June 2017): 206-208.
* William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore, Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy (Carbondale, Ill., 2014) in Journal of Illinois History 17 (2014): 216-17.
* Stephen Kantrowitz, More than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (New York, 2012) in African American Review 46 (Winter 2013): 795-7.
* “Ivory Towers” Review of Craig Steven Wilder, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York, 2013) in Columbia Magazine (Winter 2013-14).
* Michael T. Bernath, Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South (Chapel Hill, NC, 2010) in The American Historical Review (June 2011): 804-5.
* John Majewski, Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation (Chapel Hill, NC, 2009) in Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41(Autumn 2010): 310-1.
* Susan Eva O’Donovan, Becoming Free in the Cotton South (Cambridge, Mass., 2007) in The Historian (71) 2009: 123-124.
* Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship: A Human History (New York, 2007) in The North Carolina Historical Review LXXXV (October 2008): 456-457.
* ”Slavery and Race in Howe’s What God Hath Wrought,” Roundtable on Daniel Walker Howe’s What God Hath Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815-1848 (New York, 2008) in H_SHEAR (December, 2008).
* Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan, Arming the Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (New Haven, Conn., 2006) in The Historian 70 (2008): 608-609.
* Daniel Kilbride, An American Aristocracy: Southern Planters in Antebellum Philadelphia (Columbia, SC, 2006) in The American Historical Review 113 (April 2008): 505-506.
* “The Inhumanity of Slavery,” Review of David Brion Davis, Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (New York, 2006) in commonplace 8 (January 2008).
* Eric Burin, Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American Colonization Society (Gainesville, Fl., 2005) in The International History Review XXVIII (December 2006): 55-56.
* Eric Foner, Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (New York, 2005) in The New York Journal of American History LXVI (Spring/Summer 2006): 125.
* Anne Sarah Rubin, A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868 (University of North Carolina Press, 2005) in The American Historical Review (December 2005): 1530-1531.
* Robert Tinkler, James Hamilton of South Carolina (Baton Rouge, La., 2004) in The Journal of Southern History 71 (November 2005): 897-898.
* Claude A. Clegg III, The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia (Chapel Hill, NC., 2004) in Georgia Historical Quarterly 89 (Summer 2005): 256-257.
* Peter Kolchin, A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth Century South in Comparative Perspective (Baton Rouge, La., 2003) in The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 43 (Autumn 2004): 325-327.
* Susanna Delfino and Michele Gillespie, Neither Lady Nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South (Chapel Hill, NC., 2002) in The American Historical Review 108 (December 2003): 1451-1453.
* William C. Davis, Rhett: The Turbulent Life and Times of a Fire-Eater (Columbia, SC., 2001) in The Journal of American History 89 (March 2003): 1528-1529.
* Forrest McDonald, States Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876 (Lawrence, Kansas, 2000) in The Alabama Review 56 (January 2003): 72-75.
* David F. Ericson, The Debate over Slavery: Antislavery and Proslavery Liberalism in Antebellum America (New York, 2000) and James Simeone, Democracy and Slavery in Frontier Illinois: The Bottomland Republic (Dekalb, Ill., 2000) in American Political Science Review 96 (June 2002): 419-20.
* Christopher J. Olsen, Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830-1860 (New York, 2000) in The American Historical Review 107 (April 2002): 544-545.
* Leonard L. Richards, The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860 (Baton Rouge, La., 2000) in North Carolina Historical Review LXXVIII (April 2001): 251-252.
* John R. McKivigan and Stanley Harrold eds., Antislavery Violence: Sectional, Racial, Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America (Knoxville, Tenn., 1999) in Mississippi Quarterly (2000): 334-337.
* Stephanie McCurry, Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country (New York, 1995) in Gender and History II (April 1999): 185-186.
* Erlene Stetson and Linda David, Glorying in Tribulation: The Lifework of Sojourner Truth (East Lansing, Mich., 1994) in New York History LXXVI (October 1995): 444.