Catherine M. Stock

Barbara Zaccheo Kohn '72 Professor of History
Director of American Studies Program

Joined Connecticut College: 1990

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Yale University


Rural radicalism, domestic terrorism

Social, cultural and political history of the United States, 1877 to present, including the American West

Rural America

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Cathy Stock is the author of Rural Radicals: Righteous Indignation in the American Grain (Penguin, 1997). She is also the author of Main Street Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains, plus the introduction to Dakota Territory, 1861-1889: A Study of Frontier Politics, by Howard Roberts Lamar.

She is the recipient of the College's 2009 John S. King Memorial Teaching Award, established to recognize teacher-scholars with high standards of teaching excellence and concern for students.

She has written numerous sections for The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West and has written book reviews for Journal of American History and American Historical Review.

Stock is a member of the American Historical Association, American Studies Association, New England American Studies Association, Organization of American Historians, and the Western History Association.

View the history department website and the American Studies program website.

"If we make no attempt to understand those roots - and until we recognize that those radicals behind Waco, Ruby Ridge, the Oklahoma bombing and the Republic of Texas are not a new phenomenon - today's history may be tomorrow's tragedy." - Cathy Stock

Majoring in American Studies.

Majoring in History.