History of Early US Capitalism

Blood & Money: History of Early US Capitalism In this course, we will examine how capitalism emerged, expanded, and enveloped everyday life in the early United States, from colonial times to the Civil War. Our topics will range from the influence of capitalism in the US constitution, how markets shaped gender ideas and human rights, war, and its effects on economic development, the creation of US currency and national banks, and the impact of slavery on the American economy. Ultimately, students will gain an understanding of the forces that shaped the early us economy and the history of current instruments such as credit, currency, financial markets, life insurance, and mortgages. Sources will include financial records, scholarly monographs, state documents, and primary sources. 2 hrs lect. 1 hr disc.
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HIST 0207

All Sections in Fall 2023

Fall 2023

HIST0207A-F23 Lecture (Mendoza)
HIST0207X-F23 Discussion (Mendoza)
HIST0207Y-F23 Discussion (Mendoza)