Selected Articles and Essays
"Law, War, and the History of Time," 98 California Law Review 1669 (2010).
"Making Law, Making War, Making America," in Christopher Tomlins and Michael Grossberg, eds., The Cambridge History of Law in America (Cambridge University Press,forthcoming 2008).
On Civil Rights and Foreign Affairs
“The Case of ‘Death for a Dollar-Ninety-Five’: Miscarriages of Justice and Constructions of American Identity," in Charles Ogletree and Austin Sarat, eds., Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice (New York University Press, 2010).
"The 1963 March on Washington, At Home and Abroad," Revue Franaise d'tudes Americaines (special issue on Foreign Policy and Civil Society)(March 2006).
Discrimination and Diplomacy: Recovering the Fuller National Stake in 1960s Civil Rights Reform," in Rights and Realities: Legal and Social Scientific Approaches to Employment Discrimination (Laura Beth Nielsen and Robert Nelson, eds.) (Kluwer Academic Publishing, 2005).
"Brown as a Cold War Case," 91 Journal of American History 32 (June 2004).
"Birmingham, Addis Ababa and the Image of America: International Influence on U.S. Civil Rights Policy during the Kennedy Years," in Brenda Gayle Plummer,
ed., Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1988 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003).
"The Little Rock Crisis and Foreign Affairs: Race, Resistance and the Image of American Democracy," 70 Southern California Law Review 1641 (1997).
"Josephine Baker, Racial Protest and the Cold War," 81 Journal of American History 543 (1994), reprinted in Michael L. Krenn, ed., The African American Voice in U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II (Garland Press, 1998), and Adrien K. Wing, ed., Critical Race Feminism: Global Issues (New York University Press, 2000).
"Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative," 41 Stanford Law Review 61 (1988), reprinted in Richard Delgado, ed., Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (1995) and Michael L. Krenn, ed., Race and U.S. Foreign Policy during the Cold War (Garland Press, 1998).
Other works in Legal History
“A Sword and a Shield: The Uses of Law in the Bush Administration,” in The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment, Julian Zelizer, ed. (Princeton University Press, 2010).
"Who Cares about Courts? Creating a Constituency for Judicial Independence in Africa: A Review of Jennifer Widner, Building the Rule of Law: Francis Nyalali and the Road to Judicial Independence in Africa (2001)," 101 Michigan Law Review 1622 (2003) (review essay).
"The Politics of ‘The Least Dangerous Branch’: The Court, the Constitution and Constitutional Politics Since 1945," in Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig, eds., A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell Press, 2002).
"Just Say No: Birth Control in the Connecticut Supreme Court Before Griswold v. Connecticut," in P. Finkelman and S. Gottlieb, eds., Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions (Georgia University Press 1991), reprinted 75 Iowa Law Review 915 (1990).
"Oliver Wendell Holmes as a Eugenic Reformer: Rhetoric in the Writing of Constitutional Law," 71 Iowa Law Review 833 (1986).