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Spring 2013
Apr 18,2014
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ECON 253 - AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
The subject matter of American Economic History is the growth and development of the economy. We will analyze how factors of production were brought together with unique institutions to create goods and services which raised the standard of living. The rubric for the class is to apply the theoretical tools of economic analysis to historical events. Three time periods will be analyzed: the Colonial and Early National Period, the Ante-bellum period, and the Post-bellum period up to 1914. The topics covered include: the regional specialization of the colonies, the impact of the antebellum transportation system, the consequences of slavery, and the emergence of the United States as an economic power. The goals of the class: to re-examine American history using an economic paradigm to become more adept at economic analysis by using theory with historical evidence, to identify the factors that influenced the pace of long-run economic growth and to interpret historical data and evidence.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc., MJ-AMER- Amer History

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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