HIST161 - AMERICAN CAPITALISM

Description: 
A broad overview of American economic history will be provided by focusing on the following topics: European colonization of the western hemisphere in long-term global perspective; mercantilism and the British colonial economy; the economics of slavery; metro-industrialization, agricultural expansion and technological innovation in the nineteenth century; the growth and role of credit institutions; financial panics and business cycles; the rise and embedding of the corporation; the evolution of federal government interventions into the economy; women and work; the dynamics of mass consumerism; the Great Depression and the New Deal; political economic shifts in post-World II America; forms of globalization; deindustrialization; the “financialization” of the American economy; and the economic disorders of our own times.
Instructors: 
LICHT, WALTER
Day and Time: 
MW 0100PM-0200PM
Room: 
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • ECON014401
Syllabus: 
Registration Notes: 
SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; SOCIETY SECTOR