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Kathleen Mapes

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 5A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Kathleen Mapes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century
  • U.S.
  • Labor and Immigration
  • Rural history


Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Richard L. Wentworth/Illinois Award in American History, 2010 for Sweet Tyranny

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics Mapes
Fall 2015 Classes

HIST 250:
S/U/Work&Workers in Modrn Amer

    This course will explore the history of work, workers, and workers' movements in America from the era of the Civil War to the present, with special attention to the unique aspects of race, ethnicity,
    and gender that shaped the American working class. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 368:
Making of Modern Am:1918-1945

    This course will examine the ways modern American politics, economy, and culture were shaped by the period bounded by the two World Wars and marked by the Great Depression and the efforts of the Hoove
    r and Roosevelt administrations to resolve it. Emphasis is on the domestic, social, political, and economic history of the period. Prerequisites: HIST 301 and HIST 302 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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INTD 105:
Writing Sem:Family Histories

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course
    in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.
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