College of Arts and Sciences

Christine Erickson

Dr. Christine Erickson

Dr. EricksonChristine K. Erickson, Associate Professor
Office: LA279
Office Hours:  TR 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM & W 11:00 - 11:45 AM & By appointment.

Christine Erickson graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Zoology and an M.A. in History from the University of Montana. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. History 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. 


Courses taught: American History to 1877, American History 1877 to the 1980s, the Nature of History (the second semester writing and research course for majors), the U.S. in World War II, the Cold War (team-taught with Ann Livschiz), the American West, the Vietnam War.


“’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

Spring 2019

 HIST 105, American History to 1877

HIST 217, The Nature of History

HIST 318, The American West