Department of American Studies, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
Emeritus Professor of American Studies
1973, Ph.D, Stanford University
Public Memory; Images of Crime and Violence; Religion and Culture
Publications - Books, Journals, Websites
“Lizzie Borden” in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. Ed. Roger K. Newman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
"Eugene V. Debs: Home-Grown Radical" in 100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History. Ed. Melvin I. Urofsky. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2004.
“Narratives in Black and White: The O.J. Simpson Trials as Social Drama” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-2000: An Encyclopedia. Ed. John W. Johnson. 2nd ed.. New York: Garland Publishing. 2001.
“Two Nations: The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-2000: An Encyclopedia. Ed. John W. Johnson. 2nd ed. New York: Garland Publishing. 2001.
“'An Injury to One Is An Injury To All': In re Debs (1895)” in Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-1990: An Encyclopedia. Ed. John W. Johnson. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992. Revised for 2nd edition, 2001.
"Lizzie Borden and Victorian America: Shifting Perspectives 1892-1992."Proceedings. Lizzie Borden Conference. Ed. Jules R. Ryckebusch. Portland: King Philip Publishing Co., 1993, 167-96.
"Review Essay: Lawyers and Power," Journal of Legal Education 39 (March 1989): 128-140.
The American Legal Profession and the Organizational Society, 1890-1930. New York: Garland Publishing. 1986.
Review Essay on American Law, by Lawrence M. Friedman in Legal Studies Forum10 (no. 1, 1986): 131-136.
"Technology in Culture; Culture in Technology; California American Studies Association Conference." Technology and Culture (Jan. 1985): 77-81.
"Symbol of the New Profession: Emergence of the Large Law Firm, 1870-1915." In The New High Priests; Lawyers in Post Civil War America. Ed. Gerard W. Gawalt. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984, 3-27.
"Crime, Punishment, and American Culture." In Forces in the Shaping of American Culture. Ed. Joseph Collier. Los Alamitos: Hwong Publishing, 1978, 104-142.
"Professionals, Progressives, and Bureaucratization: A Reassessment." The Historian39 (August 1977): 639-658.