Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor is a 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."
What role did women and gender play in the Atlantic Age of Revolution? This lecture uses gender as a lens to understand the politics and progress of revolution in the Americas, Caribbean, and Europe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.