College of Arts and Sciences

Christine Erickson

Dr. Christine Erickson

Dr. EricksonChristine K. Erickson, Associate Professor
Office: LA279
Office Hours:  By appointment.
Christine Erickson is a graduate of the University of Montana and received her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1999. She is currently working on two projects – one is a book project entitled Fraternity on the Frontier: The Ku Klux Klan in Montana during the 1920s; the other is an article on the anti-Vietnam war movement in western Montana. 

Research Interests:

U.S. Women's History; 20th C. U.S. 


“’Come Join the K.K.K. in the Old Town Tonight’: The Klan in Harlowton, Montana during the 1920s.” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 64 (Autumn 2014): 49-64.

“Forging New Ground: Fort Wayne Women 1920-1980” in History of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, 1700-2005  (Evansville, IN: M.T. Publishing Co., 2006)

 "'We want no teachers who say there are two sides to every question': Conservative Women and Education in the 1930s," History of Education Quarterly, 46 (Winter 2006): 487-502.

 “’So much for men’:  Conservative Women and National Defense in the 1920s and 1930s,” American Studies, 45:1, Spring 2004, pp. 85-102.

“’Kluxer Blues’: The Klan Confronts Catholics in Butte, Montana, 1923-1929,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 53 (Spring 2003): 44-57. 

“’I have not had One Fact Disproven’: Elizabeth Dilling’s Crusade Against Communism in the 1930s,” Journal of American Studies 36 (2002): 473-489. 

 “Prohibition.”  In Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New Deal, Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2000, pp. 208-210. 

"Molly Dewson," American Government Website, ABC-Clio, Fall 2000. 


First Lady Florence Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy by Katherine A. S. Sibley in Michigan Historical Review  vol. 36, no. 1 (Spring 2010),  pp. 147-148.

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America by Francesca Morgan in American Studies Journal, Vol. 50 (Spring/Summer 2009): 184-185.

Against Obscenity:  Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America 1873-1935 by Leigh Ann Wheeler in American Studies Journal, Vol. 50 (Spring/Summer 2009): 177-178.

Scott M. Bushnell, Hard News, Heartfelt Opinions: A History of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette by in Indiana Magazine of History  vol. 106, no. 2 (June 2010), p. 199.

Rebecca J. Mead, How the Vote Was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Western United States

New York, New York University Press, 2004 in Montana: The Magazine of Western History, 54(4): 76-77 (2004)

Shawn Lay, ed., The Invisible Empire in the West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, Urbana: University of Illinois Press2004 in The Historian, 67(3): 526-527 (2005).

Kathryn S. Olmsted, Red Spy Queen:  A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley (Chapel Hill:  The University of North Carolina Press, 2002) in Journal of American Studies, 37 (August 2003): 351.



Fall 2017

-HIST H106 American History Since 1877

-HIST H217 The Nature of History

Spring 2018

-HIST A318 The American West

-HIST H105 American History to 1877

-HIST H106 American History Since 1877