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Schemers and Redeemers: Capitalism and Religion in Early America

HIST 313
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement

This course examines the intersection of two of the most significant themes in American history: capitalism and religion. Beginning with the first European settlements in North America and continuing through the early republic, this course asks students to explore how early Americans used their religious identities to negotiate and shape market activity and institutions. Students will be challenged to rethink the ways in which economic imperatives drive economic decisions and investigate the varied ways in which religious women and men resolved tensions between moral dogma and market imperatives. Finally, this course will also require students to reflect on how the early American experience informs our understanding of the relationship between capitalism and religion in 21st-century America.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEC)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-18-2019
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