Katherine Mooney

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Assistant Professor of History
Bellamy 436

Katherine Mooney is interested in the cultural history of inequality in the United States--how it is imagined and made into political and legal discourse, how it plays out in people's daily lives. She primarily works on the history of slavery and its legacies. Her book, Race Horse Men, examines the generations of black men who worked with Thoroughbred horses from the colonial period to the 1920s. She is presently at work on several new projects and will be on leave in spring 2017.



Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack 

Ruined By This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet


Spring 2016

The Old South

The Civil War, 1820-1877

American Cultural History to 1900


Office Hours:

Tuesday 1-3

Wednesday 10-12