Book Publications

Selected Articles

“African Americans in Hannibal Square During the Interwar Years”

With Margaret Stewart, E-FHQ, summer 2022.

“Wilderness from the Water”

in The Wilder Heart of Florida: More Writers Inspired by Florida Nature, ed. Leslie Poole and Jack Davis (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021).

“Engaging History Majors in Intensive Archival Research”

With Rachel Walton, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, Case #16, Society of American Archivists, September 2020.

“ Idiosyncratic Reflections on Ninety Years of Agricultural History”

Agricultural History, Winter 2019.

“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”

With Carlee Hoffmann, Florida Historical Quarterly (Summer 2014). This article was republished in 2017 in Florida’s Golden Age, 1880-1930: The Rollins College Colloquy, ed. by Maurice O’Sullivan and Bruce Stephenson.

“Controlling Venereal Disease in Orlando During World War II”

Florida Historical Quarterly (Summer 2012).  

“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).  

Selected Presentations

  • “Conquering the ‘Cattle Complex’: How Europeans Utilized Cattle in the Colonization of Africa,” EURHO, Uppsala, Sweden, summer 2022.
  • “Cattle and Class Warfare,” University of Zimbabwe, spring 2022.
  • “Celebration, Reflection, and Anticipation: 100 Volumes of the Florida Historical Quarterly,” The 9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture, University of Central Florida, 2021.
  • With Leslie Poole and others, “Book Launch—The Wilder Heart of Florida,” Mead Gardens, Winter Park, FL., 2021.
  • “The Florida Environment,” Florida Southwestern State College, 2021.
  • “Propaganda and Public Health: Imagery in Florida’s Campaign Against Venereal Disease During World War II,” Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018.
  • “Developing a Dairy Industry in the American South, 1900-1930,” Girona, Spain, 2015.  
  • “Venereal Disease in Florida During World War II,” Worcester, England,  2014.
  • “Historians at Work,” Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 2014.

Digital Publications



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 headed the Society’s Centennial Campaign, raising more than $100,000. For her services, the Agricultural History Society made her a Fellow. 

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

Interview for the Florida Historical Quarterly.



In October 2022, Claire participated in a editorial roundtable at the University of Central Florida talking about how to prepare research for submission and publication. A subsequent interview was published on a university podcast. You can find the clip at around 2:30.