American Economic History
This is not the current course catalog
This course examines the growth and development of the American economy from the colonial era to the modern period. The emphasis will be on the use of economic theory and quantitative evidence to explore key questions and themes in U.S. history. Topics may include some or all of the following: the development of colonial markets, the economic origins of the U.S. Constitution, immigration, agricultural innovation, industrialization, slavery, government regulation and policymaking, the Great Depression, the changing roles of women in the U.S. economy, post-World War II growth, the construction of the social safety net, and the place of the United States in the modern global economy. Comparisons will be made to European and non-European experiences when appropriate.
The Class: Type: lecture/seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm, short problem sets, final, and a research paper
Prerequisites: ECON 110 and 120
Distributions: Division II;