This page presents some of the same links that appear on my original home page, along with some new ones, in a more compact format. These are all scholarly or quasi-scholarly pieces, either never published in print or published in much shorter versions or just plain are not very easily accessible. The order is reverse chronological, or newest first.
- “The Role of the Press and Media in Presidential Elections” – expanded & updated encyclopedia article, 2003/2010
- “Thomas Paine and the U.S. Election of 1796: In which it is discovered that George Washington was more popular than Jesus” — conference paper, Oct. 2008
- “Popular Constitutionalism in Philadelphia: How Freedom of the Press Was Won” (2008)
- Articles on Conspiracy Theory in Early American History, written for Peter Knight, ed., Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia (2003): “Indians, North American,” “Illuminati,” “Lewis, Meriwether,” “Abolitionists,” “Jackson, Andrew,” “Monk, Maria,” “Morse, Jedidiah,” “Alien and Sedition Acts”
- “You Can’t Pin A Good Slayer Down: The Politics, If Any, of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel” (2003)
- “Showing the Scars: Presidential Illness and the Press over the Centuries” (2001)
- “Conspiracy Theory and American Exceptionalism from the Revolution to Roswell” (2000)
- “Matthew Livingston Davis’s Notes From The Political Underground: The Conflict of Political Values in the Early American Republic” (1996/2000)
… more to come
This article originally appeared in issue 8.4 (July, 2008).
Jeffrey L. Pasley is associate professor of history at the University of Missouri and the author of “The Tyranny of Printers”: Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic (2001), along with numerous articles and book chapters, most recently the entry on Philip Freneau in Greil Marcus’s forthcoming New Literary History of America. He is currently completing a book on the presidential election of 1796 for the University Press of Kansas and also writes the blog Publick Occurrences 2.0 for some Website called Common-place.