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Schemers and Redeemers: Capitalism and Religion in the Early Republic
HIST 313
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

This course examines the intersection of two of the most significant themes in American history: capitalism and religion. Beginning with the Early Republic (1790s) and continuing through the mid-19th century, this course asks students to explore how 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 to investigate the varied ways in which religious women and men resolved tensions between gender, class, slavery, moral dogma, and market imperatives. Finally, this course will also require students to reflect on how the 19th-century 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: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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