Too Hot to Handle (Princeton University Press, 2015)
Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale University Press, 2009).
Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (Harvard University Press, 2006)
Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard University Press, 2002)
Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America’s Public Schools, 1880-1925 (University Press of Kansas, 1999)
“‘Money, materials, and manpower’: Ghanaian in-service teacher education and the political economy of failure, 1961-1971,” History of Education Quarterly 51:1 (Spring 2011), 1-27.
“Where the Customer is King: American Textbooks Since 1945,” in A History of the Book in America, volume 5 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), 304-324.
“Interchange: History in the Professional Schools,” Journal of American History 92 (September 2005), 553-576.
“Brown-ing the American Textbook: History, Psychology, and the Origins of Modern Multiculturalism,” History of Education Quarterly 44 (Spring 2004), 45-69 (Special Edition on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education).
“Ethnics Against Ethnicity: European Immigrants and Foreign-Language Instruction, 1890- 1940,” Journal of American History 89 (March 2002), 1383-1404.
“‘Each ‘Race’ Shall Have its Heroes Sung’: Ethnicity and the ‘History Wars’ in the 1920s,” Journal of American History 87 (June 2000), 92-111.
"Beyond Double Consciousness: Black Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa, 1961-1971," Journal of American History 82 (December 1995), 999-1028.
Education and Diversity: Comparative Perspectives - Ghana
Jonathan Zimmerman discussing his book, Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.
John Zimmerman, Professor of History and Education at NYU Steinhardt from NYU Steinhardt on Vimeo.
Jonathan Zimmerman's commentary featured on WalletHub article Private Schools vs. Public Schools – Experts Weigh In