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University of California, Davis
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women, gender, economy, early America, Atlantic World, American Revolution, marketplaces, auctions
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About Me

I am an associate professor of history at the University of California at Davis, where I teach courses on women, American social and cultural history, and the histories of colonialism and capitalism.  A specialist in gender and economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I am the author of The Ties That Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (U Penn, 2009), co-author of Global Americans (Cengage 2017), a college textbook on American history in global context, and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History (Oxford University Press, 2018).  My current project is  America Under the Hammer, a history of auctioning and market culture in early America.

Recent Publications

The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History, ed. with Lisa Materson (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Global Americans: A History of the United States, with Maria Montoya et al. (Cengage, 2017).

“Gender’s Value in the History of Capitalism,” Journal of the Early Republic 36:4 (Winter 2016): 613-53.

“The Personal is Political Economy,” Journal of the Early Republic 36:2 (Summer 2016): 335-41.

Teaching Gender’s Value

The Ties that Buy: Women and Commerce in Revolutionary America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Gender, Pedagogy, Women