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Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1994.
Ironmaker to the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar
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Republished, Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1999.
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"Slavery in Ante-Bellum Southern Industries: An Introduction," in
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the Duke University Library (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1991), v-ix.
"Slavery and Technology in the Antebellum Southern Iron Industry: The
Case of Buffalo Forge." In Ronald L. Numbers and Todd L. Savitt, eds.,
and Medicine in the Old South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989, 107-126.
"The Slavery Experience," in Interpreting Southern History: Historiographica1
Essays in Honor of Sanford W. Higginbotham. (Baton
Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987), 120-161.
"Sam Williams, Forgeman: The Life of an Industrial Slave in the Old
South," in James McPherson and J. Morgan Kousser, eds., Region, Race,
Reconstruction: Essays in Honor of C. Vann Woodward, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982), 199-239.
"Speaking of Slavery," essay review of Charles L. Perdue, Jr., et al.,
eds., Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves,
Virginia Quarterly Review, LIII (1977), 786-791.
"Black Ironworkers and the Slave Insurrection Panic of 1856," Journal of Southern History, XLI (1975), 321-338.
"The Sambo and Nat Turner in Everyslave," Essay review of Eugene D.
Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, in Civil
XXI, (1975), 261-268.
"Disciplining Slave Ironworkers in the Antebellum South: Coercion, Conciliation,
and Accommodation," American Historical Review, LXXXIX
"David Ross and the Oxford Iron Works: A Study of Industrial Slavery
in the Early Nineteenth-Century South," William and Mary Quarterly,
Third Series, XXI