Experts & Speakers
- Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash (1999)
- Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market (1989)
- Never Done: A History of American Housework (1982)
- Sound in the Era of Mechanical Reproduction. Editor, with David Suisman. Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009
- Commodifying Everything: Relationships of the Market. Editor. Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture, Routledge, 2003.
- Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society , rev. ed., v. II. Worth Publishers, 2000. With Nelson Lichtenstein and Roy Rosenzweig
- Getting and Spending: American and European Consumer Societies in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge University Press, 1998. Editor, with Charles McGovern and Matthias Judt
- Social Justice Feminists in the United States and Germany: A Dialogue in Documents, 1885 - 1933. Cornell Univ. Press, 1998. Editor, with Kathryn Kish Sklar and Anja Schü
- Washington: Images of a State’s Heritage. Spokane: Melior, for the Washington Centennial Commission, 1988. With Carlos Schwantes, David Nicandri, and Katherine Morrissey.
Articles and Book Chapters
- “What’s in Your Microwave Oven,” Opinion page, New York Times, April 15, 2017
- “Snake Oil Revisited: Household Medicine and the Condescension of Posterity,” Process: A Blog for American History, March 21, 2017
- "Ida B. Wells: Southern Horrors (1892), oder Von der Notwendigkeit eines starken Magens,” in Olaf Stieglitz and Jürgen Martschuket,” Race and Sex: Eine Geschichte der Neuzeit (Neofelis Verlag, 2016).
- “Woolworth to Wal-Mart: Mass Merchandising and the Changing Culture of Consumption, in Nelson Lichtenstein," Wal-Mart: The Face of 21st C. Capitalism (New Press, 2005), reprinted in Deborah C. Andrews, Shopping: Material Culture Perspectives (University of Delaware Press, 2014).
- “Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit,” in R. Solinger, ed., Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit exhibition catalog, Bennington Museum and others, 2008
- “Sponsorship and Snake Oil: Medicine Shows and Public Culture,” in Marguerite S. Shaffer, ed., Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).
- “Commodifying Lydia Pinkham: The Woman, The Company, The Medicine,” American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Clinical Review, July/August 2007
- “Comments on Lichtenstein, ‘Supply Chains, Workers’ Chains,’” Labor: Studies in Working - Class History of the Americas, vol. 4, Spring, 2007.
- “Toward a History of Trashmaking,” in R. D’Arienzo and C. Younès, Recycler L’Urbain: Pour une Écolo-gie des Milieux Habités (Métis Presses, 2014)
- “Complications and Complexities: Reflections on Twentieth-Century European Recycling,” Contemporary European History, 22, 3 (2013).
- “A Historical Herbal: Household Medicine and Herbal Commerce in a Developing Consumer Society,” in U. Spiekerman & H. Berghoff, Decoding Modern Consumer Societies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)