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Some previous work
If you’d like some idea of what I’ve written before, here are some of my recent books and articles.
Quaker Carpetbagger: J. Williams Thorne, Underground Railroad Host Turned North Carolina Politician (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2020)
For the Union and the Catholic Church: Four Converts in the Civil War (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015)
“Defending Quaker Consciences in the Confederacy,” Emerging Civil War, August 5, 2020, https://emergingcivilwar.com/2020/08/05/defending-quaker-consciences-in-the-confederacy/
“The Radicalization of James McMaster,” U. S. Catholic Historian (Volume 36, No. 4), Fall 2018. (Religious Freedom issue)
“Idealistic Uncle and Cynical Nephew: Lucius Bierce, Ambrose Bierce, and the Civil War,” Emerging Civil War, June 21, 2021, https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/06/21/idealistic-uncle-and-cynical-nephew-lucius-bierce-ambrose-bierce-and-the-civil-war-part-1/ and June 22, 2021, https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/06/22/idealistic-uncle-and-cynical-nephew-lucius-bierce-ambrose-bierce-and-the-civil-war-part-2/
“A Stoic Ghost Tour: George Mackenzie (1636?-1691),” Modern Stoicism, June 5, 2021, https://modernstoicism.com/a-stoic-ghost-tour-george-mackenzie-1636-1691-by-maximilian-longley/
“Justus Lipsius, Godfather of Christian Neostoicism,” Modern Stoicism, June 20, 2020, https://modernstoicism.com/justus-lipsius-godfather-of-christian-neostoicism-by-max-longley/
“Joseph Hall, A very English Neo-Stoic,” Modern Stoicism, June 19, 2019, https://modernstoicism.com/joseph-hall-a-very-english-neo-stoic-by-max-longley/.
“The Machivallian Stoic – Kaspar Schoppe,” Modern Stoicism, November 20, 2021, https://modernstoicism.com/the-machiavellian-stoic-kaspar-schoppe-by-max-longley/
“The Other John Brown, Emerging Civil War, March 20, 2021, https://emergingcivilwar.com/2021/03/30/the-other-john-brown/
“North Carolina Maverick: The Remarkable William Woods Holden,” HistoryNet, https://www.historynet.com/remarkable-william-woods-holden.htm
“A Beguiling Mirage of Localism: Corporate Rights and the Public Interest in North Carolina,” Front Porch Republic, August 23, 2021, https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2021/08/a-beguiling-mirage-of-localism-corporate-rights-and-the-public-interest-in-north-carolina/.
“We the Corporations: A Review,” Front Porch Republic, September 1, 2021, https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2021/09/we-the-corporations-a-review/.
“Free Speech as ‘A Delicately Manicured Garden’: A Review of ‘Speechless,’” Front Porch Republic, October 27, 2021, https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2021/10/a-delicately-manicured-garden-a-review-of-speechless/
“When Foot Voting is Necessary: A Review of Free to Move,” Front Porch Republic, January 26, 2022, https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2022/01/when-foot-voting-is-necessary-a-review-of-free-to-move/
“Fair Ballot Access Laws Make Politics Better for Everyone,” The American Commons, October 16, 2021, https://theamericancommons.com/2021/10/16/fair-ballot-access-laws-make-politics-better-for-everyone/