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Dr. William Atto

Associate Professor of History

Office: Braniff #236
Phone: 972-721-5340

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

Recent Courses

HIST 1311/1312: American Civilization I/II
HIST 3343: Age of Jefferson/Jackson
HIST 3344: The Civil War
HIST 3351: The American West
HIST 3352: Texas History
HIST 3353: The American Indian
HIST 3360: American Military History
HIST 3360: U.S. & Vietnam
HIST 3360: U.S. & World War II

Representative Publications


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

"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

"Carr v. Dawson: Towards a Philosophy of History," The Ozark Historical Review, Vol. XXVII, 22-33, Spring, 1998

Book Reviews

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 Freedom, The Historian, Vol. 70, No. 2, 355-356, 2008.

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