Book Publications

Images of Modern America: Winter Park, 2015.

With Jim Norris, Danielle Johnson, and Sydney Marshall

Images of America: Winter Park, 2015

With Jim Norris, Danielle Johnson, and Sydney Marshall

Making Catfish Bait out of Government Boys

The Fight Against Cattle Ticks and the Transformation of the Yeoman South

Profiting from the Plains

The Great Northern Railway and Corporate Development of the American West

For an interview about James J. Hill and farming, click here.

Fargo, North Dakota: 1870-1940

With David B. Danbom


Interview for the Florida Historical Quarterly.


Agricultural History

Claire Strom served as editor for Agricultural History from 2003 to 2016. During her tenure, she was instrumental in starting an annual conference, decreasing the article acceptance rate to 20 percent, and quadrupled the journal's revenue stream. She is currently heading the Society's Centennial Campaign. For her services, the Agricultural History Society made her a Fellow. 

Currently, Claire serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.


See her presentation at EURHO, in Bern, Switzerland, here.

Selected other presentations:

  • “Developing a Dairy Industry in the American South, 1900-1930,” EURHO, Girona, Spain, 2015.  
  • “Venereal Disease in Florida During World War II,” Homefronts: Gender, War, and Conflict Conference, Worcester, England,  2014.
  • “Historians at Work,” Rhodes College, Memphis,  2014. 
  •  “Cattle and Culture,” Agricultural History Conference, Banff, Canada,  2013.  
  •  Charles L. Wood Lecturer, Texas Tech University,  2009. 

Selected Articles

“Extraordinary Powers: Controlling Syphilis in Wartime Florida”

 in Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture, ed. Trent Brown (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017). 

“A Perfect Storm: The Ocoee Riot of 1920”

"Controlling Venereal Disease in Orlando During World War II”

“Editorials and Explosions”

“Editorials and Explosions: Insights into Grassroots Opposition to Tick Eradication in Georgia, 1915-1920,” Georgia Historical Quarterly (Summer 2004).

"Texas Fever and the Dispossession of the Southern Yeoman Farmer”

Journal of Southern History (February 2000).  

“James J. Hill: Empire Builder as Farmer”