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BA Stanford University, 1992
PhD University of California, Davis, 2001

Research Interest

Kathleen DuVal’s research focuses on early America, particularly how various Native American, European, and African women and men interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.

Some Notable Publications

  • Give Me Liberty!, 7th edition, co-authored with Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr (Norton, 2022)
  • Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House, 2015)
  • Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America, co-edited with John DuVal (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)
  • The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (Early American Studies Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
  • “Indian Intermarriage and Métissage in Colonial Louisiana,” William and Mary Quarterly 65 (April 2008), 267–304.
  • “Cross-Cultural Crime and Osage Justice in the Western Mississippi Valley,” Ethnohistory (Fall 2007), 697–722.
  • “Debating Identity, Sovereignty, and Civilization: The Arkansas Valley after the Louisiana Purchase,” Journal of the Early Republic (Spring 2006), 25–59.

Graduate Students

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

  • HIST/AMST 110 – Native North America
  • HIST124 – U.S. History Through Film
  • HIST127 – History of the United States to 1865
  • HIST237 – The American Colonial Experience
  • HIST238 – Revolution and Nation-Making in America, 1763-1815
  • HIST355 – American Women’s History to 1865
  • HIST691/692 – Honors in History
  • HIST726 – Readings in Early American History