Sturges Hall 314
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Kathleen Mapes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Labor and Immigration
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
HIST 367: Making of Indus Amer:1877-1918
This course will examine the emergence of American industrialism, the consolidation of a strong national state, the development of an expansionist foreign policy, and the ways in which the processes of immigration, urbanization, and proletarianization laid the foundations for modern America in the period between Reconstruction and the First World War. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
HIST 391: Senior Seminar:
A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 220 and HIST 221. Offered every fall & spring semester
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.