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Scholarly Work

"What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics," Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2016.
"The handsome tokens of a funeral: Glove-giving and the Large Funeral in Eighteenth-Century New England," The William and Mary Quarterly, LXIX, no. 2 (2012), 305-346.
“'Often concerned in funerals': Ritual, Material Culture, and the Large Funeral in the age of Samuel Sewall," in Martha McNamara and Georgia B. Barnhill, ed., New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture to 1830 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2012), 181-211
"Masons, Skulls, and Secret Chambers: Dan Brown and America's Founding," in Daniel Burstein and Arne de Keijzer, ed., Secrets of The Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code Sequel (New York, 2009)
'Sensible Signs': The Emblematic Education of Post-Revolutionary Freemasonry
Wall Street Journal (the)
What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics

The Wall Street Journal publishes this op-ed by WPI’s Steven Bullock, professor, humanities and arts; and author of the new book, “Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America.” “The values that impelled the man who became America’s oldest major revolutionary and America’s first diplomat may still be useful to our troubled public life,” Bullock writes.