The Larder Hits the Shelves

My essay “Italian New Orleans and the Business of Food in the Immigrant City: There’s More to the Muffuletta than Meets the Eye,” appeared in the 2013 volume The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South. In it I discuss the methodology I developed in that became the basis for the Documentary and Oral History Studio at Loyola and how it came to shape … Continue reading The Larder Hits the Shelves

Merry Christmas!

It “sneauxed” on the campus of Loyola University on December 5, 2012. Okay, not really. Every year, the Office of Student Life stages an event on the Horseshoe where a company comes in and makes a giant pile of fake snow. The process functions something like a snowball machine. Since the start of the fall semester, I’ve been organizing Loyola’s new Documentary and Oral History … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Essay Collection Now Available

It has taken a surprisingly long time to get into print, but Fordham University Press has at long last released The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America’s Continuing Civil War.  I’m honored to join so many fine historians who have contributed to this work and would like to thank the ceaseless efforts of Paul Cimbala and Randall Miller to see it through to … Continue reading Essay Collection Now Available