Publications

The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War & Politics, 1910-1930. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.... read more.

"Technical Expertise and U.S. Industrial Mobilization, 1917-18: High Explosives and War Gases,"; pp. 103-122 in the conference volume, Frontline and Factory: Comparative Perspectives on the Chemical Industry at War, 1914-1924, eds. Roy M. MacLeod and Jeffrey A. Johnson. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.

"Patents, Patriotism, and 'Skilled in the Art': USA v. The Chemical Foundation, Inc., 1923-1926," Isis 92 (March 2001):91-122.

"German Chemicals and American Politics, 1919-1921," pp. 323-346 in John E. Lesch, ed. The German Chemical Industry in the Twentieth Century (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000). [In production, the wrong title was placed on the article. The more accurate title: "Politics and Property: The United States and German Chemical Assets, 1919-1931."]

"Confiscated Commerce: American Importers of German Synthetic Organic Chemicals, 1914-1929," History and Technology 12 (1995):261-284.

"Barriers to Technological Diffusion: Samuel Bancroft, Jr., and the Mather Kier in America, 1885 to 1907," Delaware History 26 (Spring/Summer 1994):1-19 (M.A. research project).

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