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The First Wall of Separation between Church and State: Race, Religion, and Disestablishment in Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia, 85 J. SOUTHERN HIST. 61 (2019).
Fatal Convergence in the Kingdom of God: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American History, 37 J. EARLY REPUBLIC 263 (2017) (with Jan Shipps).
The African Supplement: Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in Early National America, 72 WM. & MARY Q. 353 (2015).
The First Disestablishment: Limits on Church Power and Property Before the Civil War, 162 U. PA. L. REV. 307 (2014).
The Landscape of Belief: Disestablishment and Property in the Early Republic, in MAKING LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF WILLIAM E. NELSON (Daniel J. Hulsebosch & Richard B. Bernstein eds., NYU Press, 2013).
The Myth of American Religious Freedom, 98 J. AM. HIST. 1139 (2012) (book review).
FREEDOM’S HOLY LIGHT: DISESTABLISHMENT IN AMERICA, 1776-1876 (book-length project on separation of church and state, including focus on development of new religious organizations, slavery, taxation, schism, political entities, enterprise, bankruptcy, and more)