A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History (New York:FSG/Hill & Wang, 2006; Paper edition, 2006)
Co-author (with Colin Palmer and Philip Katz), The Education of Historians in the 21st Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004)
Editor, Rethinking American History in a Global Age (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002; Paper edition, 2002)
The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea (New York: The New Press, 2002; Paper edition, NYU Press, 2007)
Intellect and Public Life: Essays on the Social History of Academic Intellectuals in the United States (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993; Paper edition, 1997)
Editor, The Anti-Slavery Debate: Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992; Paper edition, 1992)
New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City, from 1750 to the Beginnings of Our Own Time (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987; Paper edition: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)
Editor, The University and the City: From Medieval Origins to the Present (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988; Paper edition, 1989)
Community and Social Change in America (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1978; Paper edition: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982, 1986, 1991)
Toward an Urban Vision (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1978; Paper edition: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982)
“Wholes and Parts: The Need for Synthesis in American History,”
Journal of American History
, 73 (1986), 120-36.
“Intellectual and Cultural History,” in Eric Foner, ed.
The New American History
(2nd ed., 1997), 181-202.
“Politics, Intellect, and the American University, 1945-1995,”
(Winter, 1997), 1-38.
“Cities, Intellectuals, and Citizenship,”
, 3 1999), 203-30.
“Strategies of Narrative Synthesis in American History,”
American Historical Review
, 107 (2002), 129-53.
“Writing American History, 1789-1945,” in Stuart Macintyre, et. al., eds.
The Oxford History of Historical Writing
, 1800-1945 (Vol. IV; 2011), 369-89.