Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Ellen Hartigan-O

Ellen 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. With Lisa G. Materson, she is a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History (2018). She is currently finishing another book, "America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture, 1700-1850."


  • America under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture
  • Gender, Justice, and Atlantic Revolutions
  • The Politics of Shopping in Early America
  • Work, Family, and the Development of American Capitalism