Hillwood: Life in a Sawmill Camp
This article provides a look at what daily life would have been like for the workers and their families in this Alabama sawmill camp that operated during the Great Depression. It is a departmental piece for the Alabama Heritage Magazine, a quarterly history magazine affiliated with the University of Alabama system and the Alabama Department of History and Archives.
“The Mechanical Turk” and Automata of the 18th Century
This article provides a brief history of the 18th-century chess-playing automatan and discusses its popularity both then and now. It was written for The 18th-Century Common, an academic website dedicated to the long 18th century. The site, which is funded in part by an NEH grant, is co-edited by Jessica Richard, associate professor of English and Wake Forest University, and Andrew Burkett, assistant professor of English at Union College.
English Pleasure Gardens
This article discusses the role of pleasure gardens in 18th-century England. It was also written for The 18th-Century Common.