Journal Articles

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


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.