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William Atto, Ph.D.

Dr. William Atto received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  His specialties include United States History with an emphasis on Nineteenth Century America, as well as the American Political, Military, and Intellectual History.  


Ph.D., University of Arkansas 
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.A., University of Arkansas

Recent Courses

HIS 1311 American Civilization I
HIS 1312 American Civilization II
HIS 3343 Age of Jefferson/Jackson
HIS 3344 The Civil War
HIS 3351 The American West
HIS 3352 Texas History
HIS 3360 American Military History
HIS 3360 U.S. & Vietnam
HIS 3360 U.S. & World War II
HIS 3373 Jacksonian Era


Research Interests

US History, American Political and Military 

Selected Publications

"Forward to "Demagoguism," by Orestes Brownson. Republished by The Buckley Foundation for Communications, 2011.

Ed. with R.J. Pestritto, American Progressivism: A Reader  (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2008)

"Brooks Hays and the New Deal," Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. LXVII, 168-186, Summer, 2008.

"Dumping Diem: Vietnam in the Kennedy Administration," Texas Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. V, 15-22, 2007

"Christopher Dawson and Catholic Education in America," Catholic Social Science Review, Vol. XI, 105-114, 2006


Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Thomas E. Schott, eds. Lee and His Generals: Essays in Honor of T. Harry Williams, Society of Civil War Historians Newsletter, forthcoming.

Jean Yarbrough's Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition, in Law and Liberty Online, March 3, 2013.

Robert C. Williams' Horace Greeley: Champion of American FreedomThe Historian, Vol. 70, No. 2, 355-356, 2008.