American Religious History

“Election of 1960,” in American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time, ed. by Gary S. Smith, ABC-Clio, forthcoming.

“A Perspective on President Trump’s Attempt to Channel American Religious Activism,” SSN Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network, January 2018.

“Martin Luther King’s Activism Points to a Way Forward for the Left – But Not How We Might Imagine,” Made by History, Washington Post, January 15, 2018.

“500 Years Ago Christianity Changed – It Changed Again in the 1960s,” History News Network, October 28, 2017. Carried as “Martin Luther Changed Christianity 500 Years Ago – It Changed Again in the 1960s” by, October 30, 2017.

“John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith, 1960-1963.” Ph.D. dissertation in History, University of New Hampshire (UNH), 2017. Committee chair: Ellen Fitzpatrick.

“JFK at 100,” History News Network, March 12, 2017.

“The Making of a Presidential Soul,” Process: Blog of the Organization of American Historians, October 20, 2016.

“‘Popery and Tyranny’: King George III as a Late Stuart,” Historical Papers, Canadian Society of Church History (2015), 27-45.

“The Quebec Invasion as Religious Encounter,” Borealia: Early Canadian History, November 16, 2015.

“Crossing Borders: Restructuring North American Narratives,” Borealia, September 8, 2015.

Review of Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism (2015) on H-AmRel, posted August 31, 2015.

Review of Thurston Clarke, JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President (2013) in The Historical Journal of Massachusetts, vol. 43, no. 2 (summer 2015), 149-152.

Canada–U.S. Relations and Encounters

“Canada–United States Border,” in Race and Ethnicity in America: From Pre-Contact to the Present, ed. by Russell M. Lawson and Benjamin A. Lawson, ABC-Clio, August 2019.

Review of Yvan Lamonde, Emerson, Thoreau et Brownson au Québec: Eléments pour une comparaison des milieux intellectuels en Nouvelle-Angleterre et au Bas-Canada (1830-1860) (2018), in Quebec Studies, forthcoming.

“Canadian-Born Soldiers in the Mexican-American War: An Opportunity for Migration Studies,” International Journal of Canadian Studies, forthcoming.

Review of Craig Forcese, Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid That Reshaped the Right to War (2018), in the American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 48, no. 4 (winter 2018), 436-437.

“Writing Transnational and Cross-Cultural Lives,” UTP Journals Blog, November 12, 2018.

“Seeking an ‘Entente Cordiale’: Prosper Bender, French Canada, and Intercultural Brokership in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 52, no. 2 (spring 2018), 381-403.

“The Canada–U.S. Relationship in the Time of ‘America First,’” SSN Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network, May 2018.

“Amid NAFTA Uncertainty, Canada Has Allies in New England,” Montreal Gazette, January 11, 2018, A6.

“Finding Thoreau in French Canada: The Ideological Legacy of the American Revolution.” American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 47, no. 3 (fall 2017), 266-279.

“1842 Anglo-American Treaty Deserves Its Due,” Montreal Gazette, August 9, 2017, A6. Online as “Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 helped make Canada possible.”

“Prosper Bender (1844-1917): Canadian Littérateur, Expatriate, and Intercultural Broker,” Le Forum, vol. 39, no. 1 (spring 2017), 24, 30.

“Henry David Thoreau, French Canada, and l’Américanité,” Beyond Borders: The New Canadian History, March 6, 2017.

“Good Fences, Good Neighbours? Building Peaceful Relations Amidst Political Unrest in the Canada–US Borderland,” Borealia, October 4, 2016.

“Choosing Peace and Order: National Security and Sovereignty in a North American Borderland, 1837-1842.” The International History Review, vol. 38, no. 5 (2016), 943-960.

Franco-American History

“Hinterland Canadians: Surveying an Aspect of French-Canadian Migration After 1840.” 49th Parallel, forthcoming.

Review of David Vermette, A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans (2018), in the Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, forthcoming.

“Promises to Keep: French Canadians as Revolutionaries and Refugees, 1775-1800.” Journal of Early American History, vol. 9, no. 1 (2019), 59-82.

“Race, Privilege, and the Problem of Subaltern Franco-American,” SHGAPE Blog [Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era], January 29, 2019.

“Parish and Nation: French Canada, Quebec, and Providential Destiny, 1880-1898.” The Historian, vol. 80, no. 4 (winter 2018), 725-748.

Bibliography of Franco-American Life, Language, and History in the Northeastern United States. Available on and on the digital portal of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (Publications numériques du Québec). Printed and disseminated as Occasional Papers of the Franco-American Centre, University of Maine, 2018.

“A l’assaut de la corporation sole: Autonomie institutionnelle et financière chez les Franco-Américains du Maine, 1900-1917.” Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, vol. 72, no. 1 (summer 2018), 31-51.

“Le cas particulier de la famille Mignault: Prospection d’une histoire transnationale.” Quebec Studies, vol. 65 (June 2018), 37-55.

“Au revoir, Jerry,” Le Forum, vol. 40, no. 1 (spring 2018), 19-20.

“Movie Review: The Home Road,” Le Forum, vol. 39, no. 4 (winter 2017-2018), 41.

“Finding a Larger Canvas: Franco-Americans’ Enduring Significance,” Le Forum, vol. 39, no. 3 (fall 2017), 3-5.

“Why Was the Quebec Flag Flown at the Statehouse in Connecticut?” History News Network, August 13, 2017.

“Histoire des Franco-Américains: nouvelle utilité, nouvelle efflorescence?” HistoireEngagée, August 3, 2017.

“Americanization by Catholic Means: French Canadian Nationalism and Transnationalism, 1889-1901.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 16, no. 3 (July 2017), 284-301.

“Diverse North Country: Canadians of Clinton County,” Adirondack Almanack, April 24, 2017.

“Refugee Soldiers, American Patriots: Canadians in the Quest for Independence,” IEHS Online: Website of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, April 16, 2017.

“A Church of Two Steeples: Catholicism, Labor, and Ethnicity in Industrial New England, 1869-90.” Catholic Historical Review, vol. 102, no. 4 (autumn 2016), 746-770.

Review of Mark Paul Richard, Not a Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s (2015) on H-AmRel (History of American Religion Online), posted March 28, 2016.

“The Transplantation of French Canada: A Challenge to Immigration History,” IEHS Online, January 25, 2016.

Canadian History

Review essay of Denis Bourque and Chantal Richard, Les conventions nationales acadiennes 1900-1908 (2018), and Laurent Poliquin, De l’impuissance à l’autonomie: Evolution culturelle et enjeux identitaires des minorités canadiennes-françaises (2017), in Histoire sociale/Social History, vol. 51, no. 104 (November 2018), 408-413.

“Québec 150: Parlons-en!” Le Droit (Ottawa), December 2, 2017, 19.

Review of Denise Robillard, Monseigneur Joseph Charbonneau: Bouc émissaire d’une lutte de pouvoir (2013), in Cahiers d’histoire, vol. 34, no. 2 (summer 2017), 197-200.

Review of Frank A. Abbott, The Body or the Soul? Religion and Culture in a Quebec Parish, 1736-1901 (2016), in the American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 47, no. 2 (summer 2017), 235-236.

“Ce que les années 1850 peuvent nous enseigner,” HistoireEngagée, December 5, 2016.

Review of Martin Paquet et al., editors. Le Saint-Siège, le Québec et l’Amérique française: Les archives vaticanes, pistes et défis (2013), in Cahiers d’histoire, vol. 33, no. 2 (fall 2016), 221-224.

Review of Gérard Bouchard, Interculturalism: A View from Quebec (2015) in the American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 46, no. 2 (summer 2016), 291-293.

“Paradoxes, Politics, and Calculated Silence,” UTP Journals Blog, July 22, 2016.

“From Strangers to ‘Humanity First’: Canadian Social Democracy and Immigration Policy, 1932-1961.” Canadian Journal of History, vol. 51, no. 1 (spring/summer 2016), 58-82.

Review of Alain-G. Gagnon, Minority Nations in the Age of Uncertainty: New Paths to National Emancipation and Empowerment (2014) in the American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 45, no. 3 (fall 2015), 379-381.

Review of Marie-Aimée Cliche, Abuse or Punishment? Violence toward Children in Quebec Families 1850-1969 (2014) in Etudes d’histoire religieuse, vol. 81, no. 1-2 (2015), 177-179.

“Immigration, Minority Rights, and Catholic Policy-Making in Post-War Canada.” Histoire sociale/Social History, vol. 47, no. 93 (May 2014), 183-203.

“Between Identity and Ideology: Catholicism and Minority Rights in Post-War Canada.” M.A. thesis in History, Brock University, 2010. Advisor: Carmela Patrias.


“What Teaching the Classics Taught Me,” History News Network, December 9, 2018.

“Dystopia? It’s a World Without History,”, April 6, 2018. Translated and posted as “Visions dystopiques d’un monde sans histoire” by HistoireEngagée, April 26, 2018.

Review of Amanda B. Moniz, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism (2016), in the Human Rights Review, vol. 18, no. 3 (September 2017), 363-365.

The History Program at Bishop’s University: Origins, Evolution, Leading Figures, and Curriculum. Commemorative booklet. Self-published, 2012. Available on

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