Domestic Broils: Shakers, Family and the Narratives of Mary and Joseph Dyer (Univ. of Mass. Press, 2010).

The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories (Kent State University Press, 2007).

  • Recipient of the annual Book Award, New England Historical Association, 2008.
  • Recipient of the Peter C. Rollins Book Award, Northeast Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc., 2008;
  • Silver Medal - True Crime, ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Awards (2008); and
  • Bronze medal- True Crime, Independent Publishers Book Awards (2008).

Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyers Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

  • Awarded the Communal Studies Association Outstanding Publication Award, 2003. Paperback edition, 2004.

Such News of the Land: American Women Nature Writers, Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, editors. (University Press of New England, 2001).

 Essays and Articles

"More than a Mistress: Ambition and Scandal in the Life of Madeleine Pollard," The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 115, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 313-348. 

"50 Shades of Chambray," DownEast 61, no 11 (June 2015): 70-73, 108-.

"'Not Ruined, but Hindered': Rethinking Scandal, Re-examining Transatlantic Sources, and Recovering Madeleine Pollard,” Legacy 31, no. 2 (2014): 300-310.

“Foreword” to Agnes Parker [Jane Armstrong Tucker], The Real Madeleine Pollard (G.W. Dillingham, 1894). E-book republished by the Lexington (Ky.) Public Library, 2014.  

“Jane Armstrong Tucker, Girl Spy,” Historic New England (Fall 2012): 8-12.

“The Mob at Enfield.” American Communal Societies Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2 (April 2010): 80-91.

“William Adee Whitehead’s Visit to the Shakers.” With Scott F. De Wolfe. American Communal Societies Quarterly 3  (July 2009): 138-145.

Storytelling, Domestic Space and Domestic Knowledge in the Murder of Berengera Caswell,” Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative 6 (Winter 2007): 121-129.

Murder by Inches: Shakers, Family, and the Death of Elder Caleb Dyer,” in Murder on Trial. R. Asher, L. Goodheart, and A. Rogers, eds. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2005.

The Mob at Enfield: Community, Gender, and Violence Against the Shakers,” in Intentional Community: An Anthropological Perspective. Susan Love Brown, ed. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Teaching Consensus and Community,” Teaching Anthropology, 6 (Fall-Winter 1999): 11-13.

A Very Deep Design at the Bottom: The Shaker Threat, 1780-1860,” in Fear Itself: Enemies Real and Imagined in American Culture. Nancy Schultz, ed. West Lafayette, In.: Purdue University Press, 1999.

 So Much Have They Got For Their Folly: Shaker Apostates and the Tale of Woe, Communal Societies, 18 (1998):21-35.

  • Paper received the 1995 Communal Studies Association Starting Scholar Award

Mary Marshall Dyer, Gender, andA Portraiture of Shakerism,” Religion and American Culture, 8 (Summer 1998): 237-264.

“Afterword,” in Young Wives Tales from Maine and Kansas, Herb Adams and Larry Glatz, eds. Norway, Me.: Friends of C.A. Stephens, 1997.

"A Modern Pamphleteer," Introduction to Absolem H. Blackburns A Brief Account of the Rise, Progress, Doctrines, and Practices ofthe People Usually Denominated Shakers [Kentucky, 1824]; Ashfield, Mass.: Huntstown Press, 1996.

 Reference Work Entries

 Utopian Communities, Lydia Maria Child, Encyclopedia of New England Culture, David Watters and Bert Feintuch, eds. (Yale University Press, 2005).

 Mary Marshall Dyer, American National Biography Online, Jonathan Wiener, ed. (Oxford University Press,, 2003).

 Public History

“A Conversation Across Time and Space,” online essay, Maine History Online, Maine Memory Network, posted June 2010.

“The Murder of Mary Bean.” Digital exhibit in the Maine Memory Network, Maine Historical Society. Created and posted October 2009.

“The Murder of Mary Bean.” Historical text panel in the Saco Heritage City Walk Series, sponsored by the Saco Museum & Library and City of Saco (ME). Panel located at the intersection of Storer and Main Streets, Saco, Maine, and describes the 1849 death of factory worker Berengera Caswell (a/k/a Mary Bean). Installed October 2006.