Labor in Akron, Ohio, 1825-1945 (Akron, Ohio: University of Akron Press, 2021).
The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber, (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011).
A German translation of The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber is forthcoming: John Tully, translated by Klaus E. Lehmann, Teufelsmilch: Eine Sozialgeschichte des Gummis: Jahrhunderte der Ausbeutung von Mensch und Natur (Cologne und Karlsruhe: Neuer ISP Verlag, 2020).
A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival, Allen & Unwin, NSW and Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, 2006).
France on the Mekong: A History of the Protectorate in Cambodia, 1863-1953 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003).
Crooked Deals and Broken Treaties: How White Settlers Displaced American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley (New York: New York University Press and Monthly Review Press, 2016).
Silvertown: The Lost Story of a Strike that Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement (foreword by John Marriott and preface by John Callow), (New York and London: Monthly Review Press and Lawrence & Wishart, 2014).
Cambodia Under the Tricolour: King Sisowath and the “Mission Civilisatrice” 1904-1927 (Clayton, Vic: Monash Asia Institute, 1996).
"Cambodia in the Nineteenth Century: Out of the French Frying Pan and Into the French Fire?" in T. O. Smith (ed.) Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
“Modern Cambodia Since 1863”, Oxford Research Encyclopedias, (2017).
“Silvertown 1889: The East End's Great Forgotten Strike”, Labour History Review, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014).
“‘Nothing but Rebels’: Union Sisters at the Sydney Rubber Works, 1918-42”, Labour History (Sydney: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Issue 103, November 2012, pp.59-89).
“A Victorian Ecological Disaster: Imperialism, the Telegraph, and Gutta-Percha”, Journal of World History, Vol.20, No.4, pp. 559-579. (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, December 2009, pp.559-579).
On an Alien Shore (Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers, 2019).
Robbed of Every Blessing (Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers, 2015).
Dark Clouds on the Mountain, (Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers, 2010).
Death is The Cool Night (Melbourne: Papyrus Publishing, 1999)
Short stories & book reviews
John is also the author of a number of short stories and book reviews published in Australian and international literary and historical publications including:
- Aspect: Art and Literature
- Island Magazine
- Labour History
- Journal of the Siam Society
- Australian Multicultural Review.