Johnny Cash plays the Nixon White House, April 17, 1970, photo by Jack Kightlinger, Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Public Press


“Deydra Steans: We’re Still Here” Farm Aid, (June 2023).

“There Is No Single Lie in War (Films): Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and The Vietnam War,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture, Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2018),  93-104.

“Emmy Voters: It’s Time to Brush Up on Your History,” History News Network, 19 August 2018.

“When the Government Went After Dr. Spock,” New York Times, 14 June 2018.

“The Moral Case for Draft Resistance,” New York Times, 17 October 2017.

American Agricultural Movement "tractorcade," December 1977, US News and World Report photo, Library of Congress



 “We Are the One: Subcultural Politics and Leisure in Early San Francisco Punk,” in special issue of Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World (Published online 15 November 2017).

“‘Everyone was Pounding on Us’: Front Porch Politics and the American Farm Crisis,” Journal of Historical Sociology,Vol. 28, No. 1 (March 2015), pp. 104-124.  

“A Politics of Empathy: Johnny Cash, the Vietnam War, and the ‘Walking Contradiction’ Myth Dismantled,” Popular Music & Society Vol. 37, No. 3 (July 2014), pp. 338-359.  Winner of the R. Serge Denisoff Award for best article published in Popular Music and Society 2014.

“A Mission Unfulfilled: The Post Office and the Distribution of Information in Rural New England, 1821-1835,” Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 1997), pp. 611-650.  

Michael Stewart Foley, punk rock historian, with Dutch post-hardcore band, John Coffey, 2015, photo by Tom Roelofs

In edited collections


“Protest Music,” co-authored with Carmen de la Peza, in Wilfried Raussert, Giselle Anatole, and Joachim Michael, The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas (Oxford: Routledge, 2020).  

“Guérillas urbaines: la politique (sans posture) des premiers punks de San Francisco,” in Paul Schor, Élodie Grossi, and Paul Edwards, eds., Disorder: Pour une histoire sociale des mouvements punk et post-punk (Paris: Editions Seteun, 2019). 

“Memory Politics,” co-authored with Ludmila da Silva Catela, in Olaf Kaltmeier, Mario Rufer, and Michael Stewart Foley, The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas (Oxford: Routledge, 2019). 

“Subcultures,” co-authored with Carmen de la Peza, in Olaf Kaltmeier, Mario Rufer, and Michael Stewart Foley, The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas (Oxford: Routledge, 2019). 

“Political Pie-Throwing: Dead Kennedys and the Yippie-Punk Continuum,” in Olaf Kaltmeier and Wilfried Raussert, Sonic Politics: Music and Social Movements in the Americas, 1960s to the Present (Oxford: Routledge, 2019). 

“No Nukes and Front Porch Politics: Environmental Protest Culture and Practice on the Second Cold War Home Front,” in Martin Klimke, et al, eds., Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War in the 1980s (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016). 

“Performative Protest and Media Reception: The Case of Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War,” in Francisco Munoz and Juan Manuel Jimenez Arenas, eds. La Paz: Partera de la Historia (Peace: The Midwife of History)  (Granada: Eirene, 2012).  

“A Lesson of Commitment and Sacrifice: Draft Resistance in Boston and Puerto Rico during the Vietnam War,” in Benjamin Ziemann, ed., Peace Movements in Western Europe, Japan, and the USA during the Cold War.  Essen, Germany: Klartext Verlag, 2007, pp. 61-76.

“The ‘Point of Ultimate Indignity’ or a ‘Beloved Community?’: the Draft Resistance Movement and New Left Gender Dynamics” in John McMillian and Paul Buhle, eds., The New Left Revisited. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003, pp. 178-198.  

“Sanctuary!: A Bridge Between Civilian and GI Protest Against the Vietnam War,” in Marilyn B. Young and Robert Buzzanco, eds., A Companion to the Vietnam War. Boston: Blackwell, 2002, pp. 416-433.  

Dead Kennedys play Vancouver, 1979, design by Bob Mercer