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- "Poor Jane's Almanac," New York Times, April 24, 2011.
- Contributions to The New Yorker
- The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death (New York: Knopf, forthcoming).
- The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, October 2010). New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. For inquiries, please email Sarah E. Caldwell.
- "How Longfellow Woke the Dead," The American Scholar, 81 (Spring 2011): 33-46.
- "Paul Revere's Ride against Slavery," New York Times, December 19, 2010.
- "How to Write a Paper for This Class," Historically Speaking, January 2010.
- "Boundless Promise and Grave Peril," Washington Post, November 30, 2009.
- "Lost and Found," Times Literary Supplement, November 27, 2009.
- Blindspot, a novel written jointly with Jane Kamensky (New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2008; Random House Readers' Circle edition, 2009). New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.
- Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English,compiled by Arthur Schulman with an introduction by Jill Lepore (New York: The Free Press, 2008).
- New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan (New York: Knopf, 2005; Vintage, 2006). Pulitzer Prize Finalist; Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award.
- “The Tightening Vise: Slavery and Freedom in British New York,” in Enslaved City: Slavery, Resistance and Abolition in New York City, 1623 to 1865,” edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie Harris (New York: The Free Press, 2005).
- “Writing for History: Journalism, History, and the Revival of Narrative,” in Why We Write, edited by James Downs (New York: Routledge, 2005).
- “Reckoning,” Common-place, January 2003.
- A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States (New York: Knopf, 2002; Vintage 2003).
- “Literacy and Reading in Puritan New England,” in Perspectives on Book History: Artifacts and Commentary, edited by Scott Casper, Joanne Chaison and Jeffrey Groves (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002): 17-46.
- “Plagiarize This,” Common-place, April 2002.
- “Wigwam Words,” The American Scholar 70 (Winter 2001): 97-108.
- “Historians Who Love Too Much: Reflections on Microhistory and Biography,” Journal of American History 88 (June 2001): 129-144.
- Encounters in the New World: A History in Documents(New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
- The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity (New York: Knopf, 1998; Vintage, 1999). Winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, the Berkshire Prize, and a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Award.
- “Dead Men Tell No Tales: John Sassamon and the Fatal Consequences of Literacy,” American Quarterly 46 (December 1994): 479-512.
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