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Hartigan-O'Connor Receives NEH Fellowship

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, an associate professor in the History Department, has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her current book project, _America Under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture, 1700-1850_. Hartigan-O'Connor's book will be the first monograph on auctions in early America. Combining social, cultural, and economic history, she uses auctions to uncover the importance of frequently marginalized actors, especially women, who were vital to the making of American capitalism. NEH support has given Prof. Hartigan-O'Connor the opportunity to draft her manuscript during a sabbatical year.