Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006; paperback 2010).
The Military and the Market (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2022). I co-edited this volume of essays with Jennifer Mittelstadt, of Rutgers University.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
“Political Economy and the State.” In The Oxford Handbook of American Military History, ed. Samuel J. Watson (New York: Oxford University Press, in progress).
“Presidents, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Ascendant Politics of ‘Free Enterprise’,” in The President and American Capitalism since 1945, ed. Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018), 62-80.
“The Military-Industrial Complex,” in At War: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond, ed. David Kieran and Edwin A. Martini (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018), 67-86.
“Wartime Military Mobilization, Business, and Technology,” in The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America, ed. Jonathan Daniel Wells (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 191-201.
“Farewell to Progressivism: The Second World War and the Privatization of the ‘Military-Industrial Complex’,” in Capital Gains: Business and Politics in Twentieth Century America, ed. Richard R. John and Kim Phillips-Fein (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), 80-94, 256-61.
“North American Capitalism,” in The Routledge Companion to Business History, ed. John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Abe de Jong, and Emily Buchnea (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), 202-19.
“Economic Mobilization,” in A Companion to Woodrow Wilson, ed. Ross Kennedy (New York: John Wiley’s Sons, 2013), 289-307.
“The Advantages of Obscurity: World War II Tax Carry-Back Provisions and the Normalization of Corporate Welfare,” in What’s Good for Business: Business and Politics since World War II, ed. Julian Zelizer and Kim Phillips-Fein (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 16-44.
“Making ‘Goop’ Out of Lemons: The Permanente Metals Corporation, Magnesium Incendiary Bombs, and the Struggle for Profits during World War II,” Enterprise & Society 12 (March 2011): 10-45.
“‘Taking a Nickel Out of the Cash Register’: Statutory Renegotiation of Military Contracts and the Politics of Profit Control in the USA during World War II,” Law and History Review 18 (May 2010): 343-383.
“Spinning Mars: Democracy in Britain and the United States and the Economic Lessons of War” in In War’s Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy, ed. Ronald Krebs and Elizabeth Kier (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 162-184.
“Law and the American State, From the Revolution to the Civil War: Institutional Growth and Structural Change,” in The Cambridge History of Law in America, Volume II: The Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1920), ed. Michael Grossberg and Christopher Tomlins (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 1-35, 697-705.
“The Politics of Procurement: Military Origins of Bureaucratic Autonomy.” Journal of Policy History 18 (2006): 45-75.
“Gentlemanly Price-Fixing and Its Limits: Collusion and Competition in the U.S. Explosives Industry during the Civil War Era.” Business History Review 77 (2003): 207-234.
“The Extensive Side of Nineteenth-Century Military Economy: The Tent Industry in the Northern United States during the Civil War.” Enterprise & Society 2 (2001): 297-337.