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University of Notre Dame
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Women, Gender, Capitalism, Economic History, Consumption, Consumer Culture, Urban History, Space and the Built Environment, Cities, Chicago, Shopping, Retail, Social History, Cultural History, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Feminism
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Recent Publications

Charge It: Women, Credit, and the Making of Modern America (manuscript in progress)

A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown (Harvard University Press,  April 2019)

Tippling Ladies and the Making of Consumer Culture: Gender and Public Space in Fin-de-Siècle Chicago,”  Journal of American History, 101 (Dec. 2014): 751-777. Awarded Fishel-Calhoun Prize, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Teaching the Journal of American History: Tippling Ladies,” Teaching the Journal of American History, published online June 2015.

The Central Business District in American Cities,”  in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History, Timothy Gilfoyle, ed., (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019).  Published online at Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History.

Consumerism and Popular Culture—A Historiographical Survey,” in Routledge History of the Twentieth Century, eds. Darren Dochuk and Jerald Podair (Routledge, 2018): 315-324.

Disruptive Shopping: Women, Space, and Capitalism,” American Historian Magazine (May 2017): 16-23.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Gender, Urban History, Women