Journal Articles

42. “The Reluctant African: The Foreign Policy Journalism of Louis Lomax, 1960-1968,” Journalism History (forthcoming).

41. “‘Not Too Far Removed From Slavery’: Police Brutality and Rights Activism in Valdosta, Georgia, 1945-1955,” Journal of Civil and Human Rights (forthcoming).

40. “Sambo’s Boys: The Rise and Fall of the New Orleans Jazz, 1974-1979,” Journal of Sport History 45 (Fall 2018): 277-296.


39. “Do We Have Any Men To Follow In Her Footsteps? The Black Southern Press and the Fight for Teacher Salary Equalization,” History of Education Quarterly 58 (February 2018): 94-121.


38. “The Malevolent Gods of Hatred: Race, Representation, and the Puryear Ax Murders,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Spring 2018): 36-65.


37. “The Litter of Summers Past: The Moviegoer’s Philosophy of History,” Literature & History 27 (No. 1 2018): 62-80.


36. “The Measure of Unsuccess: Atlanta Baseball and Community Development in the 1930s and 1970s,” in Negro Leagues = Major Leagues, ed. Todd Peterson (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, forthcoming).


35. “North Louisiana Holy Day: Spectacle, Race, and Representation in the Region’s Twentieth Century Sports,” in North Louisiana History, Volume Two: 1865-Present (Ruston, LA: McGinty Press, forthcoming).


34. “In the Land of Dreamy Dreams: Tennis and the Nexus of Class and Race in New Orleans, 1876-1976,” in It Matters Not What Comes to Pass: A History of New Orleans Sports (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, forthcoming).


33. “Called Off, On Account of Darkness: The AAU, the AFL, and Civic Development in Jim Crow New Orleans,” co-authored with Gregory L. Richard, in It Matters Not What Comes to Pass: A History of New Orleans Sports (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, forthcoming).


32. “Violently Amorous: The Jackson Advocate, the Atlanta Daily World, and the Limits of Syndication,” Journal of Mississippi History 76 (Fall/Winter 2014): 183-201.


31. “The Shot That Was Heard In Nearly Two Million Negro Homes”: The 1934 Murder of William Alexander Scott,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 100 (No. 4 2016): 366-403.


30. “The Black Heart of Dixie: The Turkey Day Classic and Race in Twentieth Century Alabama.” In Separate Games: Sport in the African American Community During the Age of Racial Segregation, ed. David K. Wiggins and Ryan A. Swanson, 93-108. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2016.


29. “Editing a Paper in Hell: Davis Lee and the Exigencies of Smalltime Black Journalism,” American Journalism 33 (Spring 2016): 144-168.


28. “You’re In the South Now, Brother: The Atlanta Hawks and Race, 1968-1970.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 98 (Fall 2014): 155-191.


27. “The First Fissure: The Du Bois-Washington Relationship from 1898-1899.” Phylon 51 (Fall 2014): 76-87.


26. “Russell’s Bismarck: Acquaintance Theory and Historical Distance.” Advances in Historical Studies 2 (March 2013): 6-10.


25. “Rosemary’s Baby and Cold War Catholicism.” In Unruly Catholics: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013), 111-123.


24. “The Health and Morals of Minors: The Glue-Sniffing Epidemic in Louisiana Legislation and Law, 1966-1972,” History Research 2 (January 2012): 28-35.


23. “The Legislative Responses to the Glue Sniffing Epidemic in the Deep South, 1966-1969.” Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians 30 (2011): 54-125.


22. “Violence Is A Classroom: The 1972 Grambling and Southern Riots and the Trajectory of Black Southern Student Protest,” Louisiana History 53 (Summer 2012): 261-291.


21. “Making Ontological Lemonade from Life’s Larger Lemons: Woody Allen’s 1994 Films.” Co-authored with Brent Riffel. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 31 (Winter/Spring 2012): 34-42.


20. “Calumny In the House of the Lord: The 1932 Zion Traveler Church Shooting,” 17-34. In Louisiana Beyond Black and White: Recent Interpretations on Race and Race Relations, ed. Michael Martin. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana Press, 2011.


19. “The Man Plague: The Three Theologies of ‘It’s Raining Men’,” The Journal of Popular Culture 43 (October 2010): 926-941.


18. “The Heritage Fallacy: Race, Loyalty, and the First Grambling-Southern Football Game,” History of Education Quarterly 50 (November 2010): 488-512.


17. “Hurry Sundown: Otto Preminger, Baton Rouge, and Race, 1966-1967,” Film History: An International Journal 21 (No. 4 2010): 394-410.


16. “The Southern Against the South: The Chicago Conspiracy in the 1932 Negro Southern Baseball League.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 102 (Spring 2009): 7-27.


15. “The Champion and the Corpse: Art and Identity in Richmond, 1950.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 117 (Spring 2009): 32-59.


14. “A Case of Cultural Forgetting: Black Newspapers’ Presentation of Black Baseball, 1932.” NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 17 (Spring 2009): 31-44.


13. “The Composition of Kings: The Monroe, Louisiana Monarchs, 1932.” The Baseball Research Journal 35 (Spring 2007): 1-14.


12. “Negroes are Different in Dixie: The Press, Perception, and Negro League Baseball in the Jim Crow South, 1932.” The Hall Institute of Public Policy—New Jersey (April 2007)


11. “The Fading of the Greys: Black Baseball and Historical Memory in Little Rock.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 65 (Winter 2006): 360-384.


10. “The Ouachita River Flood in Monroe, Louisiana, 1932.” Louisiana History 48 (Winter 2007): 25-54.


REPRINTED IN: Louisiana Cultural Vistas (Winter 2007-2008): 24-35.


9. “Scrabble Tiles Can Help Decipher the Devil’s Messages: From Baby-Killing Nuns to Baby-Wanting Witches in American Fiction and Culture.” Interactions 11 (Spring 2006): 1-9.


8. “The Proximity of Moral Ire: The 1919 Double-Lynching of George Bolden.” Ozark Historical Review (2006): 20-33.


7. “The Casino and Its Kings are Gone: The Transient Relationship of Monroe, Louisiana with Major League Black Baseball, 1932” North Louisiana History 37 (Winter 2006): 15-38.


6. “Jim Crow Ordained.” In Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, edited by Ted Olson, 107-119. Atlanta: Mercer University Press, 2006.


5. “The Anhedonic Among the Camellias: Woody Allen and Reflective Love.” Co-authored with Brent Riffel. Cinemascope 4 (January-April 2006):


4. “Murray v. Curlett and the American Mind: Public Sentiment as Systematic Objectification, 1963-1964.” The McNeese Review 43 (2005): 60-86.


3. “Head-First Through the Hole in the Zero: Malevich’s Suprematism, Khlebnikov’s Futurism, and the Development of a Deconstructive Aesthetic, 1908-1919.” e-maj (Online Melbourne Art Journal) 1 (Fall 2005): Thomas_Aiello_e_maj_No_1.pdf.


2. “Constructing ‘Godless Communism’: Religion, Politics, and Popular Culture, 1954-1960.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture 4 (Spring 2005): http://www.


REPRINTED IN: Americana: Readings in American Popular Culture (Los Angeles: Press Americana, 2006): 253-263.

AND: Americana: Readings in American Popular Culture, Third Edition, ed. Leslie Wilson (Los Angeles: Press Americana, 2013): ebook.

1. “Poor Dorothy: A Postmodern Historiography.” In Clio’s Quill 6 (2003-2004): 81-95.