Kathy Hilliard

Kathy Hilliard

Position
  • Associate Professor
Department
  • History
HIST 221

Contact

Contact Info

643 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames
,
IA
50011-1054

Course

HIST 221: Survey of United States History I 

Resource

Case Study

I'm a historian of nineteenth century US history, specializing in the political economy of slavery and emancipation. In my introductory US Survey, I've chosen to use the free and online American Yawp as my primary textbook. Collaboratively written by the top scholars in my field, it offers a broad overview of the "chorus and cacophony" of the American experience. More than that, its authors promise no definitive answers, instead prompting students to ask questions of the past, their sources, and themselves.