Katherine Mooney

Assistant Professor of History
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Contact Information

Office Location
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 projects, including a second book project on the history of the "nasty woman" in 19th and 20th century America.



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

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



Fall 2017

History of American Popular Culture, 1850-present

Senior seminar in the History of U.S. Slavery

Graduate Colloquium in 19th century U.S. History


Office Hours:

Tuesday 11:30-1:30

Wednesday 10-12

You can also contact Dr. Mooney directly to schedule a meeting outside of these hours.