“On Remembering and Forgetting: Highland Memories within the Maritime Diaspora.” In Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia c. 1700-1990. Edited by Marjory Harper and Michael E. Vance. Halifax and Edinburgh: Gorsebrook Research Institute and John Donald Publishers, 1999.
“Rural History.” In A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing. Edited by D.R. Woolf. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1998.
“Women and the Escheat Movement: The Politics of Everyday Life.” In Separate Spheres: The World of Women in the 19th Century Maritimes. Edited by Suzanne Morton and Janet Guildford. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 1994. (Winner of 1994 Hilda Neatby Prize awarded by Canadian Historical Association for best English-language article on women’s history published in a Canadian journal or anthology)
“Isaac Murray.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Volume XI. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
“Farm Households and Wage Labour in the Northeastern Maritimes in the Early 19th Century.” Labour/LeTravail, 31 (Spring 1993).
“Of Inequality and Interdependence in the Nova Scotian Countryside, 1850-1870.” (With Graeme Wynn and Robert MacKinnon) Canadian Historical Review, LXXIV, 1 (March 1993).
“Agrarian Protest and Cultural Transfer: Irish Emigrants and the Escheat Movement on Prince Edward Island.” In The Irish in Atlantic Canada. Edited by Tom Power. Fredericton: New Ireland Press, 1991.
“Economic Stratification and Agrarian Settlement: Middle River in the Early Nineteenth Century.” In The Island: New Perspectives on Cape Breton History 1713-1975. Edited by Ken Donovan. Sydney and Fredericton: U.C.C.B. and Acadiensis Press, 1990.
“The Hierarchy of the Soil: Land and Labour in a Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton Community.” Acadiensis, XVIII, 1 (Autumn 1988).
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