Nineteenth-Century U.S. History
Twentieth-Century U.S. History, Public History, and World History
Mr. Novak is interested in material culture, history of textiles, history of capitalism, the American Civil War, and the Market Revolution.
- HIST 152: Growth of the American Nation to 1865
- HIST 153: Making of Modern America: 1865 to the Present
Book Review - War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War, Joan Cashin, ed., North Carolina Historical Review 98, no. 1 (Jan. 2020).
Book Review - Nina Silber, This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America, West Virginia History 13, no. 2 (Fall 2019).
“My Time with ‘Company Aytch:’ Personal Memory and the Kennesaw Line” in Stephen Davis, A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign from Dalton through Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee, May 5 – July 18, 1864 (El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie LLC, 2016).
“’A Good and Substantial Brick Building’: The Monongahela Textile Company Building, 1896-1998” in Proceedings and Papers of the Monongalia Historical Society no. 13, 2015.