HIST 440J (01) - Capitalism and Inequality in World History

Hon/Capitalism and Inequality

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 57049
This course introduces students to the causes of wealth inequality in the broadest possible variety of well-documented societies throughout world history, especially how capitalism causes and increases the gap between rich and poor. Ancient Greece, Rome, and China will be studied in depth, culminating in Industrial Capitalism from nineteenth-century Britain to twenty-first century US. State solutions to recurring patterns of free market profit-maximization (debt forgiveness, taxation, wealth distribution) are explored from ancient Mesopotamia to today. Cannot earn credit if credit received for HIST 690 "Rich vs. Poor: Class Welfare in World History".
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Michael Leese

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 422

Booklist

Book Details
MARX-ENGELS READER (2ND 78)
by TUCKER
Required
ISBN
978039309040 6
PUBLISHER
NORTON
WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS-REVISED (7TH 99)
by HEILBRONER
Required
ISBN
978068486214 9
PUBLISHER
S+S
POLITICS (00)
by ARISTOTLE
Required
ISBN
978048641424 9
PUBLISHER
DOVER
PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY (3912) (94)
by MILL
Required
ISBN
978019955391 4
PUBLISHER
OXF
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