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Queen's University
 

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, "A Marketplace of Dreams: Economic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America," considers how Americans conceived of and understood both the abstract concept of the economy and the very concrete quest for financial success in relation to private virtue, public character, and democratic life.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

HIST 216, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 249, United States History, 1865-present
HIST 314, America: Society and Culture
HIST 304, Civil War and the Making of America
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

"Towards a History of Cultural Economy," Journal of the Civil War Era, forthcoming December 2012

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.

 

 

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