"Benjamin Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life" in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Farmers Since Reconstruction ed. Debra Reid and Evan Bennett, (Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2011).
"The Modern Practice of Paleo-Oral History," Agricultural History, (84) Summer, 2010, 307-314.
"Rural Segregation" in The Jim Crow Encyclopedia, ed. by Nikki L.M. Brown and Barry M. Stentiford, (Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2008).
"African-American Landowners" in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, volume18, Agriculture, ed. by Melissa Walker, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008).
The Rural Face of White Supremacy: Beyond Jim Crow, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005). It was designated an Editor's Choice by the Atlantic Monthly.
"Awakening the Historical Imagination," Dimensions of Curiosity: Liberal Learning in the 21st Century, Nancy Workman and Therese Jones, ed., (Dallas: University Press of America), 2004, 33-43.
"The Dream Realized: African American Landownership in Middle Georgia Between Reconstruction and World War II," Agricultural History, Spring, 1998, 298-312.
"Interracial Kinship Ties and the Rise of a Rural Black Middle Class: Hancock County, 1865-1920," in Georgia in Black and White: An Exploration in the Race Relations of a Southern State, 1865-1950, John Inscoe ed., (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1995, 173-201.
Acting Master Samuel B. Gregory: the Trials of an Inexperienced Captain on the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron," The American Neptune, (50) Spring 1990: 89- 95.
"Breaking New Ground: The History of Black Farm Ownership" Triangle African American History Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 22, 2011.
"Standing in the Doorway: African American Women's Defense of their Homes in Jim Crow Georgia," Southern Association for Women Historians Southern Conference on Women's History, Columbia S.C., June 4, 2009.
"Complicating the Picture: Oral History and the Study of the Rural South," roundtable participant, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington, March 26, 2009.
"Non-segregated White Supremacy: Searching for a New Paradigm for Rural Southern Race Relations," James A. Hutchins Lecture at the Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 3, 2007.
"Ruining Field Hands: The Meaning of Education in Hancock County Georgia, 1900-50," Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, November 3, 2005.
"From Testimony to Text and Back Again: The Oral History of Southern Black Landowners," Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, October 1, 2004.
"Beyond Jim Crow: Sex and Violence; Religion and Baseball in Rural Georgia," Organization of American Historians Conference, Boston, March 2004.
"The Persistence of Black Voting in Rural Jim Crow Georgia,' Third Annual Race and Place Conference: The Struggle for Civil Rights in America, University of Alabama, March, 2004.
"The Ambiguous Position of Education in the Jim Crow Rural South," NCTE Assembly for Research Midwinter Conference, Minneapolis, February, 2003.
"What is Education for? The Southern Sharecroppers' Dilemma, 1900-1950," National Academy of Education Conference, Toronto, October 2002.
"The Rosenwald Watershed: Selling Black Education to the Jim Crow South," History of Education Society Conference, Pittsburgh, September 2002.
"The Culture of Personalism in Southern Social Relations, Hancock County, Georgia, 1910-1950, Newberry Library Rural History Seminar, Chicago, October, 1999.
A Place to Brace Your Foot: Benjamin F. Hubert and the Association for the Advancement of Negro Country Life, Southern Historical Association Conference, Atlanta GA, October, 1997.
The Dream Realized: African American Landownership in Middle Georgia Between Reconstruction and World War II, Agricultural History Association Conference, Durham, NC, April, 1996.
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