Forthcoming: The Widow Washington, (Hill and Wang)
Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America, (Hill and Wang, 2003).
Interpretations of American History (seventh edition) with Frank Couvares (previously edited by Gerald Grob and George Billias), Free Press, Spring 2000.
Louisa May Alcott, Houghton Mifflin, 1977 (Avon, 1978; Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1995).
Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties, Houghton Mifflin, 1976 (Bantam, 1976).
Selected Essays, Reviews, and Miscellaneous
"Lives of Missouri Slave Women: A Critique of true Womanhood," in eds. Manisha Sinha and Penny Von Eschen, Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race and Power in American History, Columbia U. Press, forthcoming, 2007.
"Curing Gender Amnesia," Women's Review of Books 24.1 (Jan Feb 2007): 24.
"Masquerade: the Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier," by Alfred Young, in The William and Mary Quarterly, forthcoming.
"River Gods-and Goddesses. Women's Review of Books 21.9 (June 2004): 10.
"Neither Lady Nor Slave," The S.C. Historical Magazinheae, October 2004.
"La Formazione degli Stati Uniti," Journal of American History, February, 2004.
"Sexism and the City," Journal of Urban History, January, 2003.
"Examining our Revolutionary Baggage," Reviews in American History, December, 2000
"The Moral Minority, Prescriptive Literature in Early St. Louis," Gateway-Heritage, The Quarterly Magazine of the Missouri Historical Society (Fall 2000): 18-31.
"Women Without Rights," in Not for Ourselves Alone, ed. by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns (New York: A. A. Knopf, Inc., 1999), 52-57.
"Puritan Women: The Seeds of a Critical Tradition," History Today, 44.10 (Sept./Oct. 1994): 28-33.
"Civil War Nurses," in The Face of Mercy, A Photographic History of Medicine at War, ed. by Matthew Naythons, and William Styron (San Francisco: Epicenter, 1993).