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The Transition to Capitalism in America, 1700-1880
AMST 365
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 262

This course examines the genesis and evolution of capitalism in the United States prior to 1900. We will begin with an introduction to the classical theorists and to the foundational debates on the historical emergence of capitalism in Europe. However, the main aim of this course is to explore various dimensions of the prolonged, uneven, and often contested process by which capitalist social relations transformed preindustrial American society. Our object of critique, here, is not a purely "economic" system, but rather a constellation of values, institutions, and social relations.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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