Office Hours

  • M-W-F 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., F 12:30 - 2:00, and by appointment




Catherine Adams

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 313
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Catherine Adams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Early America
  • African American
  • Women
  • Material Culture

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
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Fall 2014 Classes

HIST 164:
S/U/African Am HistoryFrom1877

    This course will examine the African American experience from emancipation to the present day. Some major themes to be covered include: Reconstruction, segregation; disfranchisement; lynchings; urban
    and northern migrations; the Harlem Renaissance; the impact of war on race and citizenship; the black freedom struggle; and black nationalism. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 352:
English Atlantic World to 1763

    English Expansion and colonization in the New World, including the plantation societies of the West Indies; development of creole societies in America and the Caribbean; Anglo-Indian relations in earl
    y America; development of the institution of slavery; the transplantation of English society in America and the Caribbean. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission from the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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