The New Americans

Connecticut Magazine March 1992

Afterword: Take Me Back to Texas?

Texas Observer May 12, 2000

Rancho Del Cielo (Living Above the Clouds)

The Brownsville Herald May 1, 1998

Dead by Guns: One Violent Month

Connecticut Magazine February 1992

The Reporter as ‘Lightning Rod’

Christian Science Monitor January 31, 1991

Fragile Families Are Guided Past Crisies

The New York Times November 11, 1990

Health care and education program brings hope to ‘colonia’

Houston Chronicle 1987


Q&A: John Canaday On Writing Poetry About The Manhattan Project

The National Book Review March 2018

ESSAYS: ”Somebody’s Gotta Say It”: A Feminist Wrestles with Chris Rock’s Humor

The National Book Review 2017

ESSAY: What “Everybody Wants Some!!” And “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” Say About Growing Up Male

The National Book Review 2016

REVIEW: A New Biography of Jane Jacobs, The Urban Visionary of Greenwich Village

The National Book Review September 2016

On the Bloody Road to Jesus: Christianity and the Chiricahua Apaches

Journal of American History June 2005

Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies

The Western Historical Quarterly 2003

Teaching – and Learning from – Carey McWilliams

California History Winter 2001-2002

The Portable Prophet

The Texas Observer January 18, 2002

The Problem with “And”

Intellectual History Newsletter 2001

The Impossible World of the ’49ers

Observer September 28, 2001

Writing Indians, A Mission to the Cherokees

William and Mary Quarterly July 2001

The Presence of the Past

The Texas Observer September 2000

Sorting Disciplinary Boundaries

American Quarterly September 2000


Bowl o’ Cherries: Motherhood, Politics, and Cherry Pie

Occasional blog posts.

My ‘Personal Fantasy’ For Angelina Jolie (Hint: It’s All About Genes)

WBUR’s CommonHealth May 15, 2013

Opinion: Why Our Genes Should Not Be Patented

WBUR CommonHealth April 3, 2012

The Outer Space

The Outer Space Summer 2009

The Adolescent Equinox

Common Place July 2006

9/11 and Acoma Pueblo: Homeland security in Indian Country

Common Place October 2004

Venturing Out

Common Place April 2002

Sans Souci

Common Place August 2001