This page lists my written works—published, forthcoming, and unpublished.
- Ocean Fever: Steam Power, Transpacific Trade, and American Colonization of Puget Sound. Under contract with Yale University Press for publication in the Lamar Series in Western History.
- “‘An Outlet to the Western Sea’: Puget Sound, Terraqueous Mobility, and Northern Pacific Railroad’s Pursuit of Trade with Asia, 1864–1892,” Western Historical Quarterly 51, no. 4 (Winter 2020): 439–458.
- “Digitally Mapping Commercial Currents: Maritime Mobility, Vessel Technology, and U.S. Colonization of Puget Sound, 1851–1861,” Current Research in Digital History 3 (2020).
- “Native Americans, Military Science, and Settler Colonialism on the Pacific Railroad Surveys, 1853–1855,” Princeton University Library Chronicle, vol. 75, no. 3 (Spring 2014): 317–349. Received the Friends of the Princeton University Library Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Graduate Student.
- I also have articles under submission or in preparation for submission to Mobilities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and the Journal of American History.
- Review of Paper Trails: The U.S. Post and the Making of the American West by Cameron Blevins (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021), American Historical Review. In preparation.
- Review of West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire by Kevin Waite (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021), American Nineteenth Century History, vol. 21, no. 2 (October 2021): 229–231.
- Review of Transit: The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region by Jim Kershner and the HistoryLink staff (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019), H-Environment, H-Net Reviews (January 2021).
- Review of Coast-to-Coast Empire: Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico Borderlands by William S. Kiser (Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018), in American Nineteenth Century History, vol. 20, no. 1 (May 2020): 98–99.
- Review of The Chinese and Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad edited by Gordon Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2019), in Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 19, no. 2 (April 2020): 341–343.
- Review of An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World by Ernesto Bassi (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2017) in Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 20, no. 3 (Winter 2019).
- Review of The Spokane River ed. Paul Lindholdt (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2018), in Western Historical Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 4 (Winter 2019): 426–427.
- Review of Sailing with Vancouver: A Modern Sea Dog, Antique Charts and a Voyage through Time by Sam McKinney (Victoria, B.C.: Touchwood Editions, 2018), in BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, no. 203 (Fall 2019).
- Review of The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs by Joshua L. Reid (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), in The Mariner’s Mirror, vol. 102, no. 4 (Nov. 2016): 476–477.
- “Early America Goes West: Using the Northwest Passage to Imagine North American Geography,” invited roundtable contribution to The Panorama: Expansive Views from the Journal of the Early Republic. In preparation.
- “Primer: Pacific Approaches to Global History,” invited methodology contribution to World History Commons, World History Association and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. In preparation.
- “Trump’s TikTok deal shows how trade with China is woven into the American DNA,” Made by History, The Washington Post (Sept. 23, 2020).
- “Digital Visualizations of Pacific Northwest Maritime Trade Networks During American Settlement, 1851–61,” Digital Frontiers: A WHA Digital History Blog (Oct. 4, 2019), Western History Association.
- “Elevated Waterfronts: Bird’s-Eye-View Maps and Urban Coastal History,” The Coastal History Blog (Aug. 13, 2019), Port Towns & Urban Cultures research group, University of Portsmouth (U.K.).
- “Chinese Railroad Workers and the Golden Spike,” U.S. History Scene (May 5, 2019).
- “Princeton Needs New Campus Monuments,” The Daily Princetonian, vol. 143, no. 2 (Feb. 5, 2019): 6.
Digital humanities projects
- Booksnake, an iPhone/iPad app to view digitized archival materials in augmented reality (principal investigator and project director), the Ahmanson Lab, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, U.S.C. Libraries, University of Southern California. Began development July 2020; updates ongoing.
- They Came on Waves of Ink: Pacific Northwest Maritime Trade at the Dawn of American Settlement, 1851–61 (principal investigator), Department of History and Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University. Launched August 2019; updates ongoing.
- Received the 2020 Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize (for “excellence in digital legal history”) from the American Society for Legal History.
- Editorial board member, the “On The Nines” Project, Public History Working Group, Center for Collaborative History, Department of History, Princeton University.
Press and blog coverage
- “Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize to Fraga for ‘They Came on Waves of Ink,'” Legal History Blog (Nov. 18, 2020).
- “Fraga Continues Doctoral Studies,” Bainbridge Island Review (Mar. 16, 2014).
- “‘Two Days By Plane’: America’s First Transcontinental Passenger Airline and the Selling of the Skies.” Senior essay, Program in American Studies, Yale University. Advisor: Jean-Christophe Agnew. Second reader: John Mack Faragher. Received the Diane Kaplan Memorial Prize for an outstanding senior essay based on research done in Manuscripts & Archives. Placed second for the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for the best senior essay in American Studies. Nominated for the Wrexham Prize for the best senior essay in the field of the humanities.