Publications

The President’s Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, Harvard University Press, 2019.

“Interpreting Article II, Section 2: George Washington and the President’s Powers,” Law and History Review, Special Issue, Forthcoming 2019.

“‘The Constitution is the Guide which I Never Will Abandon’: George Washington and the Creation of the President’s Cabinet,” The Foundation of Our National Policy: The First Washington Administration and the Creation of the Federal Government, Forthcoming Volume.

“Having been a member of the first administration under Genl. Washington’: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and the Development of the President’s Cabinet,” Under Peer Review.

“Theory and Practice: The Politics of the First Presidents,” Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency, ed. Ben Lowe. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, Forthcoming.

“U.S. Foreign Policy in the Early Republic, 1775-1815,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, Forthcoming.

“Politician—Revolutionary War Period,” A Day in the Life of an American Worker: 200 Trades and Occupations in U.S. History. ABC-CLIO, 2019.

“Why George Washington rejected a military parade in his honor (and why Donald Trump should, too),” The Washington Post, Made by History, April 18, 2018.

“George Washington and the First Presidential Cabinet,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, June 2017.

“Trump’s Cabinet Picks Break with a Tradition Going Back to George Washington,” History News Network, December 11, 2016.

“The Long Shadow of George Washington Looms over Donald Trump’s Selection of a Cabinet,” Time, November 20, 2016.

Advising the President, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2016). 

“The First Presidential Cabinet: Military, State, and British Origins,” Mount Vernon Magazine, September 2016. 

Reviews:

“Visions for a New Nation: Ideology and Reform in a Time of Crisis,” William and Mary Quarterly, October 2018.

“Transferring Loyalties”, Reviews in American History, September 2018.

Review of Gentleman Revolutionaries by Tom Cutterham, Reviews in History, October 2017.

Review of George Washington, Nationalist by Edward J. Larson, Journal of Southern History, Forthcoming.

Review of George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape by Philip Levy, H-Net Reviews, July 2017.

Review of Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive, by Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, H-Net Reviews, July 2017.

Blog Posts:

“Wonder and Historical Knowledge: Reflections from the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference,” The Junto, June 28, 2018.

“Why and How You Should Build a Web Presence,” The Junto, September 21, 2017.

“A Roundtable Done Right,” The Republic Blog, July 27, 2017.

“What About Early America? Panel Recap,” Process: A Blog for American History, April 27, 2017.

“Washington’s Presidency: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Executive Branch,” Age of Revolution Blog, April 11, 2016.