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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Ellen Hartigan-OEllen Hartigan-O'Connor is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses on the social, cultural, economic, and gender history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America. She is the author of The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (2009), which considers black and white women as workers, shoppers, and creditors, and a coauthor of Global Americans (2017), a college textbook on American history in global context. She is currently finishing two projects: "America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture, 1700-1850," and the "Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History."