Areas of Specialization: Seventeenth-Century
Atlantic World, Digital History, U.S. South, History of Virginia
Current Research: Jamestown in the Atlantic World; Visual History
• Coal Towns: Life, Work, and Culture in Company Towns of Southern Appalachia, 1880-1960 (University of Tennessee Press, 1991; 1993).
• Victorian America,, 1876-1913 (Facts-on-File, 1996).
• Virtual Jamestown, 2007-1607. An Internet site devoted to publishing on line primary materials on the first permanent English settlement in America. 1997 - present.