All writers research, even if that research just consists of their subconscious processing random tidbits they come across in their daily lives. The sources below are among the ones I have intentionally sought out and have most directly influenced stories I’ve written.

I’ve included links for convenience (or frustration, when paywalls are involved: but keep in mind that academic authors typically love it when interested researchers contact them to ask about getting a copy of an article). The books can be purchased through Bookshop (official disclosure of the obvious: I earn a small amount for affiliate sales).

Adams, Catherine. “A Romance of Four Wheels.” The Strand Magazine 14 (Nov 1897): 497-506.

Berkeley, Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley. George William Featherstonhaugh: The First U.S. Government Geologist. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: The University of Alabama Press, 1988.

Chen, Eva. “”The Hate that Changed”: Cycling Romance and the Aestheticization of Women Cyclists.” Victorian Periodicals Review 52, no. 3 (2019): 489-517. doi:10.1353/vpr.2019.0032.

Dautartas, Angela Madeleine. “The Effect of Various Coverings on the Rate of Human Decomposition.” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2009.

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life (expanded and revised). New York: Anchor Books, 1996.

Featherstonhaugh Controversy, 1831, Isaac and I. Minis Hays papers, Mss.B.H334, American Philosophical Society.

Godman, John D. “Description of a New Genus and New Species of Extinct Mammiferous Quadruped.” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 3 (1830): 478-485.

McDaneld, Chloe B. “The Effect of Plastic Tarps on the Rate of Human Decomposition During the Spring/Summer in Central Texas.” Master’s Thesis, Texas State University, 2016.

Malainey, Stacey L. and Gail S. Anderson. “Impact of confinement in vehicle trunks on decomposition and entomological colonization of carcasses.” PLoS One 15(4) (April 15, 2020): e0231207, April 15, 2020.

Manners, Will. “Cycling Sources #9, Should Women Cycle?” The Victorian Cyclist. Sep 20, 2015.

Mires, Charlene. Independence Hall in American Memory. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Roach, Mary. “Examining the Cadavers.” Lapham’s Quarterly Vol VI, No 4, Death (Fall 2013).

Thomson, Keith. The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2008.