Ian Tyrrell has been publishing books and articles in Australia and overseas for more than 35 years.

Stirling Castle, October 2007

Stirling Castle, October 2007


a) Books:

Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Empire’s Twin: U.S. Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism, edited with Jay Sexton (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015). 978-0-8014-5255-0

Sobering Up: From Temperance to Prohibition in Antebellum America, 1800-1860 (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1979)

The Absent Marx: Class Analysis and Liberal History in Twentieth-Century America (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1986)

Woman’s World/Woman’s Empire: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in International Perspective, 1880-1930 (Chapel Hill, N.C., University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

True Gardens of the Gods: Californian-Australian Environmental Reform, 1860-1930 (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1999)

Deadly Enemies: Tobacco and its Opponents in Australia (Sydney, University of New South Wales Press, 1999).

Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History, ed. Jack Blocker, David Fahey, and Ian Tyrrell, 2 vols. (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2003).

Historians in Public: The Practice of American History, 1890-1970 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005)

Transnational Nation: United States History in Global Perspective since 1789 (Basingstoke, Eng.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Reforming the World: The Creation of America’s Moral Empire (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010)

b) Selected articles and book chapters:

“Women and Temperance in Antebellum America, 1830-1860,” Civil War History, Vol. 28 (Summer 1982), pp. 128-52

“Drink and Temperance in the Antebellum South: An Overview and Interpretation,” Journal of Southern History, Vol. 48 (November 1982), pp. 485-510.

“International Aspects of the Woman’s Temperance Movement in Australia: The Influence of the American WCTU, 1882-1914,” Journal of Religious History, Vol. 12 (June 1983), pp. 284-304.

“American Exceptionalism in an Age of International History,” American Historical Review, Vol. 96 (October 1991), pp. 1031-55; 1068-72

“Prohibition, American Cultural Expansion, and the New Hegemony in the 1920s: An Interpretation,” Histoire Sociale/Social History, Vol. 27 (November 1994), pp. 413-45

“Peripheral Visions: Californian-Australian Environmental Contacts, c. 1850s-1910,” Journal of World History, Vol. 8 (September 1997), pp. 275-302

“The US Prohibition ‘Experiment’: Myths, History, and Implications,” Addiction, Vol. 92 (No. 11, 1997), pp. 1405-1409

“Making Nations/Making States: American Historians in the Context of Empire,” Journal of American History, Vol. 86 (Dec. 1999), pp. 1015-44

“The Limits of Persuasion: Advertising, Gender and the Culture of Australian Smoking,” Australian Historical Studies, No. 114 (April 2000), pp. 27-47

“The Great Historical Jeremiad: The Problem of Specialization in American Historiography,” History Teacher, Vol. 33 (May 2000), pp. 371-93

“Beyond the View from Euro-America: Environment, Settler Societies and Internationalisation of American History,” in Thomas Bender, ed., Rethinking American History in a Global Age (Berkeley, 2002), pp. 168-92

“Modern Environmentalism,” in Roy Rosenzweig and Jean-Christophe Agnew, eds., The Blackwell’s Companion to Post-1945 American History (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2002), pp. 328-42

“Rethinking American Empire in the Light of the Events of September 11,” Australasian Journal of American Studies, 21 (December 2002), pp. 76-82

“The Challenge of De-provincializing US History in World War Two,” in
“Internationalizing U.S. History,” ed. Dirk Hoerder, Amerikastudien / American Studies 48.1 (Spring 2003), pp. 41-59

“Acclimatisation and Environmental Renovation: Australian Perspectives on George Perkins Marsh,” Environment and History, 10 (No. 2, May 2004), pp. 153-66

“Historians and Publics in the Early Televisual Age: Academics, Film and the Rise of Television in the 1950s and 1960s,” The Maryland Historian, 30 (Spring 2006), pp. 41-60

“The ‘Nature’ of Environmental History: New Views from the Pacific,” in Pierre Lagayette, ed., Nature et Progrès: Interactions, exclusions et mutations (Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2006), pp. 11-31

“American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism,” in Brendon O’Connor, ed., Anti-Americanism: History, Causes, and Themes. Vol. 2: Historical Perspectives (Oxford: Greenwood World Publishing, 2007), 99-117.

“American Exceptionalism and Uneven Global Integration: Pushes Away from the Global Society,” in Bruce Mazlish, Nayan Chanda and Kenneth Weisbrode, eds., The Paradox of a Global USA (Stanford, CA: Stanford U.P. 2007), pp. 64-80

“Public at the Creation: Place, Memory and Historical Practice in the Mississippi Valley Historical Association,” Journal of American History, 94 (June 2007), 19-47.

“Confronting the ‘E’ Word: American Empire and Transnational History,” Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 26, July 2007, pp. 41-53.

“Charles and Mary Beard,” in Darity, William A., Jr., International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. 9 vols. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008, Vol. 1, pp. 268-269.

“Looking Eastward: Pacific and Global Perspectives on American History in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” Japanese Journal of American Studies, No. 18 (2007), 41-57.

“Environment, Landscape and History: Gardening in Australia,” Australian Historical Studies, No. 130, October 2007, pp. 389-97.

“Transatlantic Progressivism in Women’s Temperance and Suffrage,” in David Gutzke, ed., Britain and Transnational Progressivism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 134-48.

“Empire in American History,” in Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco A. Scarano, eds, Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), pp. 541-56.

“The Scholarly Odyssey of an Activist Historian: Alan Dawley in Historiography,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 8 (No. 1, 2009), 29-49

“Reflections on the Transnational Turn in United States History: Theory and Practice,” Journal of Global History, 3 (November 2009), pp. 453-474

“Woman, Missions, and Empire: New Approaches to American Cultural Expansion,” in Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Kathryn Kish Sklar, and Connie Shemo, eds., Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and American Empire, 1812–1960 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010), pp. 51-83

“Continuities in American Empire: The Nineteenth-Century Inheritance and the Return Of History” in Priscilla Roberts, Mei Renyi, and Yan Xunhua, eds., China Views Nine-Eleven: Essays in Transnational American Studies (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), pp. 95-110

“Historical Writing in the United States,” Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 5, ed. Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 473-95

“America’s National Parks: The Transnational Creation of National Space in the Progressive Era,” Journal of American Studies 46, no. 1 (January 2012): 1-21.

“The Space and Time of Transnational History,” Keynote Address, German American Studies Association Annual Conference, in Udo Hebel, ed., Transnational American Studies, American Studies Monograph Series (Heidelberg: Universitätverlag Winter, 2012), pp. 75-96. ISBN: 978-3-8253-6003-0

“Missionary Movements,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 698-704

“The Myth(s) That Will Not Die: American National Exceptionalism,” in Gérard Bouchard, ed., Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents (New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 46-64.

“Anti-Americanism Historicized,” Reviews in American History, 41 (September 2013), pp. 445-450.

“From the Wet and Mud of Newcastle: Reflections on ANZASA and U.S. History in Australia, 1974-2012,” Australasian Journal of American Studies, 32 (July 2013), pp. 62-79

“Review Essay: Bernhard Gissibl, Sabine Höhler and Patrick Kupper (editors), Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective,” ENNZ: Environment and Nature in New Zealand, 8, No 1 (November 2013,” pp. 49-58

“Die US-amerikanische Missionsexpansion und der Aufstieg des amerikanischen »Empires« im späten 19. Jahrhundert,” In Judith Große, Francesco Spöring, Jana Tschurenev (eds.) Biopolitik und Sittlichkeitsreform Kampagnen gegen Alkohol, Drogen und Prostitution 1880 – 1950 (Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2014), 49-81

“Débat autour d’un livre,” (Reforming the World: the Creation of America’s Moral Empire de Ian Tyrrell) with Rebekka Habermas, Rui Kohiyama, Mark Elliott, Monde(s), no. 6, (novembre 2014), 148-168

with Jay Sexton, “Introduction,” in Ian Tyrrell and Jay Sexton, eds., Empire’s Twin: U.S. Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), 1-18

with Jay Sexton, “Whither American Anti-imperialism in a Post-Colonial World?,” in Ian Tyrrell and Jay Sexton, eds., Empire’s Twin: U.S. Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), 219-42.

“Resource Use, Conservation, and the Environmental Limits of Anti-Imperialism,” in Ian Tyrrell and Jay Sexton, eds., Empire’s Twin: U.S. Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015), 167-84.

5 responses to “Publications

  1. Vicki Whitehouse

    Great to see this extensive list of your publications over a long and distinguished academic career,so easily accessible.

  2. Yet, it is an impressive list. Congratulations!

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  4. This website sponsors an art competition/project that is fun and unique. I just stumbled across a review of the book “Tobacco and Opponents in Australia” and I should find a copy and read it.

    Best Wishes , Fay Thomson

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