Richard Stott

Alt Text

Richard Stott

Emeritus Faculty


Email: Richard Stott
Office Phone: (202) 994-8154
801 22nd St NW Washington DC 20052

Richard Stott conducts research in social and cultural history, including labor history, immigration and ethnicity and the history of the American West in the 19th century. His latest book, Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America, examines the historical transformation of male spaces in nineteenth-century America. His current research is on the cultural history of rural America, focusing on the New York Ledger, a "story paper” which had the largest circulation of any weekly periodical in the United States at the end of the antebellum era, and its flamboyant editor Robert Bonner.

Complete C.V. (PDF)

  • 19th-century United States
  • 20th-century United States
  • Urban Studies

HIST 1310: U.S. History to 1876

HIST 3311: The Jacksonian Era and the Rise of Mass Politics, 1828-1850

HIST 3313: History of the American West

HIST 3351: U.S. Social History from 1861 to Present

HIST 6310: Graduate Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American History

Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Editor, History of My Own Times, or The Life and Adventures of William Otter, Sen. Ithaca: Cornell University Press; 1995.

Workers in the Metropolis: Class, Ethnicity and Youth in Antebellum New York City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. Named by Choice as an "Outstanding Academic Book" for 1990-1991.

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-present." Journal of American History 86 (1999): 186-191.

"Artisans and Capitalist Development." Journal of the Early Republic 16 (1996): 257-271.

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1983