Seeing with Their Hearts: Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City,
Charter Reform in Chicago. Southern Illinois University Press, 1987.
Work in ProgressBooks:
Recent Articles and Essays:
Introduction for reissue of Louise DeKoven Bowen, Growing Up with a City (University of Illinois Press, 2001): 9-24.
"Environmental Justice in the City: A Theme for Urban Environmental History," Environmental History (April 2000): 159-64.
"Anna Wilmarth Ickes: A Staunch Woman Republican," in We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties, 1880-1960, eds.,Melanie Gustafson, Kristie Miller, and Elisabeth Perry (University of New Mexico, 1999): 141-50.
"Women in the City, Women of the City: Where Do Women Fit in Urban History?" Introduction for Special Issue on "Women and the City," Journal of Urban History (March 1997): 251-259.
"The City Profitable, the City Livable: Environmental Policy, Gender, and Power in Chicago in the 1910s," Journal of Urban History (January 1996): 163-90.
"Exercising New Rights: Suffrage and Women's Political Power from a Local Perspective," Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society (Fall 1995): 305-3
"Gender and Urban Political Reform: The City Club and The Woman's City Club of Chicago in the Progressive Era," American Historical Review (October 1990):1032-50; reprinted in Retracing the Past: Readings in the History of the American People (3rd Edition), eds., Gary Nash and Ronald Schultz (1994); and in Who Were the Progressives?, ed., Glenda E. Gilmore, part of the series "Historians at Work" (2002).
"Fred Busse: A Silent Mayor in Turbulent Times," in The Mayors:The Chicago Political Tradition, eds., Melvin Holli and Paul Green, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987 (second edition, 1995).
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries (Published and Forthcoming):
Selected Book Reviews:
Helping Others: Power, Giving, and Community Identity in Cleveland, Ohio, 1880-1930, by Laura Tuennerman-Kaplan, in Northeast Ohio Journal of History ( 2003)
Civilizing Capitalism: The National Consumers' League Women's Activism, and Labor Standards in the New Deal Era, by Landon R.Y. Storrs, in Journal of Southern History (May 2002)
How Women Saved the City, by Daphne Spain, in The Annals of Iowa (Spring 2002)
Don't Breathe the Air: Air Pollution and U.S. Environmental Politics, 1945-1970, by Scott H. Dewey, in Journal of Southern History (August 2002)
Trionfo e declino dei partiti politici negli Stati Uniti, 1860-1930, by Arnaldo Testi, in Journal of American History (September 2002)
Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900-1930, by Lynne Curry, in Journal of Family History (2003)
Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, by Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast, in Indiana Magazine of History (2003)
La democrazia vissuta: individualismo e pluralismo nel pensiero di Mary Parker Follett, in Journal of American History (2003)
Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911, by Gayle Gullett, in Journal of American History (February 2001)
Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the Politics of Image, by Douglas Bukowski, in American Historical Review (June 2000)
Laboratoires du Nouveau Siècle: La nébuleuse réformatrice at ses réseaux en France, 1880-1914, Christian Topalov, ed., for H-Urban (September 2000)
Review essay of Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience in Old New York, by Eric Homberger; The Public City: the Political Construction of Public Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900, by Philip Ethington; Smoldering City: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, by Karen Sawislak; and Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman, by Carl Smith in the Journal of Urban History (July 1999): 725-33
Creating a Democratic Public: The Struggle for Urban Participatory Democracy during the Progressive Era, by Kevin Mattson, for H-Urban (February 1999)
Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights, by Ellen Carol DuBois, for H-SHGAPE (October 1998)
Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago, by Roger Biles, American Historical Review (April 1997)
Experts and Politicians: Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland, and Chicago, by Kenneth Finegold, for H-SHGAPE (November 1996)
Property Rules: Political Economy in Chicago, 1833-1872, by Robin L. Einhorn, in Reviews in American History (June 1993)