Publications:

Books


Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in 'The Best Location in the Nation.'" Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2017.


New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006 (cloth), 2013 (paper/ebook).


American Tourism: Constructing a National Tradition.  Co-edited with Nicholas Dagen Bloom.  Chicago:  Center for American Places, 2012.




Peer-Reviewed Articles


"'The Best Things in Life Are Here' in the 'The Mistake on the Lake': Narratives of Decline and Renewal in Cleveland." Journal of Urban History, 41 (November 2015): 1091-1117. doi: 10.1177/0096144215602003.


"A $35 Million 'Hole in the Ground': Metropolitan Fragmentation and Cleveland's Unbuilt Downtown Subway," Journal of Planning History, 14 (August 2015): 179-203. doi: 10.1177/1538513214545849.


"Acropolis of the Middle-West: Decay, Renewal, and Boosterism in Cleveland's University Circle," Journal of Planning History, 10 (February 2011): 30-58. doi: 10.1177/1538513210391892.


"Suburban Swamp: The Rise and Fall of Planned New-Town Communities in New Orleans East," Planning Perspectives 23:2 (April 2008): 197-219. doi: 10.1080/02665430801906372.


"The Disneyfication of New Orleans: The French Quarter as Fa├žade in a Divided City," Journal of American History 94:3 (December 2007): 804-811. doi: 10.2307/25095142.


"Into the Big League: Conventions, Football, and the Color Line in New Orleans," Journal of Urban History 29:6 (September 2003): 694-725. doi: 10.1177/0096144203253496.


"Making 'America's Most Interesting City': Tourism and the Construction of Cultural Image in New Orleans, 1940-1984," in Richard D. Starnes, ed., Southern Journeys: Tourism, History, and Culture in the Modern South (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003), 114-137.


"Making the 'Birthplace of Jazz': Tourism and Musical Heritage Marketing in New Orleans," Louisiana History 44:1 (Winter 2003): 39-73.
- Reprinted in Samuel C. Shepherd, Jr., ed., Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History, Vol. XIV: New Orleans and Urban Louisiana (Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 2005).
- Adapted in Janet Allured and Michael S. Martin, eds., Louisiana Legacies: Readings in the History of the Pelican State (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 291-314.




Review Essays


"Down South in/of Dixie: Rethinking the Tourist South," Reviews in American History, 43 (March 2015): 116-125.


"Building and Rebuilding New Orleans: Nature, Artifice, and Transformation," Journal of Planning History, 6 (November 2007): 338-352.


"In the Shadow of the Suburban Dream: Black Struggles on the Urban Fringe," Reviews in American History, 33 (December 2005): 594-600.


"Landscapes of Leisure: Building an Urban History of Tourism," Journal of Urban History, 30 (January 2004): 257-265.




Encyclopedia Essay


"Urbanization of Leisure" (7500 words), in Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, Vol.  2, Gary S. Cross, ed. (Westport, CT:  Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004), 383-91.