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  • Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009; paper 2012)
  • Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997; paper 1999).
  • Ed., Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1998).
  • Ed., Dear Lizzie: Memoir of a Jewish Immigrant Woman (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2000).
  • Ed., American Sexual Histories: A Blackwell Reader in American Social and Cultural History (London and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001; 2nd edition, 2012).


  • Transgender Identity at a Crossroads: A Close Reading of a ‘Queer’ Story from 1857Early American Studies (Special issue: Beyond the Binaries: Critical Approaches to Sex and Gender in Early America), Forthcoming, 2014).
  • “The Ethics of American Circumcision in a Globalized World,” The Global Studies Journal 4, 2 (2012), 45-50
  •  ”Divergence or Disorder? The Politics of Naming Intersex,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 50:4 (Autumn 2007), 535-543.
  •  ”Hermaphrodites and Same-Sex Sex in Early America,” in Thomas Foster, ed., Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexualities in Early America (New York: New York University Press, 2007), 144-163.
  • “Impossible Hermaphrodites: Intersex in America, 1620-1960” Journal of American History 92 (September 2005), 411-41.