“Jewish Suburbanization and Jewish Presence in the ‘City without Jews,'” in Cleveland Jews and the Making of a Midwestern Community, ed. Sean Martin and John J. Grabowski (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, forthcoming February 14, 2020).
Entries in the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, ed. John J. Grabowski, case.edu/ech:
Beachwood; Chagrin Highlands; Crayton, Leroy; Haggins, Isaac Sr.; Hough Area Development Corp.; Hunting Valley; Mayfield Village; North Randall; Oakwood; Orange; Pepper Pike; Slaughter, Fleet; Woodmere. All published in 2019.
“MaCleKi: Engaging the African Public in their History, One Story at a Time” (with Meshack Owino), Items: Insights from the Social Sciences (Social Science Research Council), December 3, 2018, items.ssrc.org/parameters/macleki-engaging-the-african-public-in-their-history-one-story-at-a-time/.
“The ‘Messiah’ Mayor Who Believed in Cleveland When No One Else Did: Carl Stokes, the First African American to Lead a Big City, Was Both a Realist and a Showman,” Zócalo Public Square, March 22, 2018, www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2018/03/22/messiah-mayor-believed-cleveland-no-one-else/ideas/essay/.
“Urban Tourism in the U.S. since 1800,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, Oxford University Press, February 2018, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.573.
“‘People Were Saying Nice Things About Cleveland Again’: Reflecting on Carl Stokes and City Image,” The Metropole (blog), Urban History Association, October 5, 2017, themetropole.blog/2017/10/05/people-were-saying-nice-things-about-cleveland-again-reflecting-on-carl-stokes-and-city-image/.
“From ‘The Mistake on the Lake’ to ‘Defend Together’: The Long (and Amusing) History of Trying to Rebrand Cleveland,” Belt Magazine, October 3, 2017, beltmag.com/mistake-lake-defend-together-long-amusing-history-trying-rebrand-cleveland/.
“‘The Best Things in Life Are Here’ in ‘The Mistake on the Lake’: Narratives of Decline and Renewal in Cleveland,” Journal of Urban History, 41 (November 2015): 1091-1117. Read
“A $35 Million ‘Hole in the Ground’: Metropolitan Fragmentation and Cleveland’s Unbuilt Downtown Subway,” Journal of Planning History, 14 (August 2015): 179-203. Read
Review Essay: “Down South in/of Dixie: Rethinking the Tourist South,” Reviews in American History 43, no. 1 (March 2015): 116-125. Read
Stories on Cleveland Historical, clevelandhistorical.org:
Bluestone Quarries; Brith Emeth Temple/Ratner School; Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church; Cleveland’s Greenhouse Industry: “Gardens Under Glass”; Cleveland’s Second Downtown; Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park; Coventry Village Library; Downtown Subway Plan; Dugway Brook; Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian; Forest Hill Park Footbridge; Grant Deming’s Forest Hill; Heights Hardware; M. M. Brown’s Mayfield Heights; Monticello Modern: Midcentury Architecture in Forest Hill; New Amsterdam Hotel; Pla-Mor Roller Rink; Public Square: Two Centuries of Transformation; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; Warner and Swasey Observatory. All published 2012-2015.
“The Other Forest Hill: Grant Deming’s Garden-Suburb Allotment,” View from the Overlook (Cleveland Heights Historical Society) 32 (Fall 2012): 1-11. Read
“Acropolis of the Middle-West: Decay, Renewal, and Boosterism in Cleveland’s University Circle,” Journal of Planning History, 10 (February 2011): 30-58. Read
“Suburban Swamp: The Rise and Fall of Planned New-Town Communities in New Orleans East,” Planning Perspectives, 23 (April 2008): 197-218. Read
“The Disneyfication of New Orleans: The French Quarter as Facade in a Divided City,” Journal of American History, 94 (December 2007): 804-811. Read
Review Essay: “Building and Rebuilding New Orleans: Nature, Artifice, and Transformation,” Journal of Planning History 6, no. 4 (November 2007): 338-352. Read
Review Essay: “In the Shadow of the Suburban Dream: Black Struggles on the Urban Fringe,” Reviews in American History 33, no. 4 (December 2005): 594-600. Read
“Urbanization of Leisure,” in Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, Vol. 2, ed. Gary S. Cross (Westport, CT: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004), 383-391.
Review Essay: “Landscapes of Leisure: Building an Urban History of Tourism,” Journal of Urban History 30, no. 2 (January 2004): 257-265. Read
“Into the Big League: Conventions, Football, and the Color Line in New Orleans,” Journal of Urban History, 29 (September 2003): 694-725. Read
“Making ‘America’s Most Interesting City’: Tourism and the Construction of Cultural Image in New Orleans, 1940-1984,” in Southern Journeys: Tourism, History, and Culture in the Modern South, ed. Richard D. Starnes (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003), 114-137.
“Making the ‘Birthplace of Jazz’: Tourism and Musical Heritage Marketing in New Orleans,” Louisiana History, 44 (Winter 2003): 39-73. Read