Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Rosanne Currarino 

Associate Professor
19th-century US

 

E-mail: rc16@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74353 
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Watson Hall, Room 201

 

Education

Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999


About

Rosanne Currarino studies the economic, intellectual and cultural history of nineteenth-century America. Her book "The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age" (Working Class in American History Series, University of Illinois Press, 2011) examines diverse efforts to redefine the parameters of democratic participation in industrial America. Her new project, "Incorporation among the Oranges: Imagining the Modern Economy, 1870-1910" looks at Southern California’s early orange growers – the men and women who eventually formed Sunkist – in order to reconsider how we think about the incorporation of America during the Gilded Age.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

HIST 206, Gilded Age and Progressive Era
HIST 216, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 249, United States History, 1865-present
HIST 304, Civil War and the Making of America
HIST 314, America: Society and Culture
HIST 325, Modern America
HIST 371, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 432, Economy and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America

Graduate Courses

HIST 841, U.S. History to 1900
HIST 806, U.S. History since 1900

Major Publications

“Transition Questions,” Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era 15 (July 2016): 263-277

“Toward a History of Cultural Economy,” Journal of the Civil War Era 2 (December 2012): 564-585

The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age (Working Class in American History Series, University of Illinois Press, 2011)

“‘The Revolution Now In Progress’: Social Economics and the Labor Question,” Labor History 50 (February 2009): 1-17

“The Politics of ‘More’: The Labor Question and the Idea of Economic Liberty in Industrial America,” Journal of American History 93 (June 2006): 17-36.

“Meat vs. Rice: Working-Class Manhood and Anti-Chinese Hysteria,” Men and Masculinities 9 (April 2007): 476-490.

“‘To Taste of Life's Sweets’: The Eight-Hour Movement and the Origins of Modern Liberalism,” Labor's Heritage 12 (Spring/Summer 2004): 22-33.