HIST 890 (02) - Sem/Capitalism

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Full Term (08/27/2018 - 12/10/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16796
Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 801
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/10/2018 R 2:10pm - 4:00pm HORT 422
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How did America become an economic giant? And how did the people who built and powered American capitalism make sense of what they were doing? This seminar will focus on the dynamic historical scholarship on the intersection of culture and capitalism in the U.S. and across its borders during the long nineteenth century. Weekly discussions will emphasize issues of guns, gold, goods, government, and much more! Readings will range from classic works of economic, business, and political history through the latest cultural, social, legal, and environmental history. In addition to several shorter assignments, students will write either a lengthy historiographical paper or a research paper on some area of the history of capitalism, broadly construed.



Several of the books are available as eBooks via the UNH Library. This includes the books by the following authors/editors: Beckert and Rockman, Hyman, and Sandage.