Kathleen MapesAssociate Professor of History
Kathleen Mapes has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000.
Professor Mapes is a scholar of U.S. labor history.
Office Hours (Spring 2020)
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Sweet Tyranny: Migrant Labor, Industrial Agriculture, and Imperial Politics
More About Me
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
HIST 302: Res in History: Rural History
This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major that form prerequisites for upper level classes. This course is focused on critical analysis of historical evidence and instruction in historical research methods and writing. Students read, evaluate, and critique a range of different types of primary source evidence, practice locating and retrieving reliable primary and secondary sources, and use these skills to support the crafting of historical arguments in both short papers and longer research projects. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes work with primary sources specific to the seminar topic. This class is reading and writing intensive.