ECONOMIC HISTORY   [Archived Catalog]
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course explores the economic history of the United States from European settlement up to the recent past. Topics covered will include: the origins of American industrial growth; the political economy of the constitution and constitutional ratification; economic and environmental change; the welfare effects of industrialization; the industrial organization of the great trusts, such as standard oil and American tobacco; the sources and consequences of regulatory change; and the great depression and the new deal. The course will train students in the tools and methods of the economic historian. In this way, the course will consider a wide body of theory and empirical tools that can be applied to the study history and historical change. The course readings will be mix of old classic articles and more recent work.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis

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