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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
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Gender, Pedagogy, Women