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U.S. Business History

Subject: HIS
Course Number: 325
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
The course will primarily examine the role of business in the American economy from the colonial period to the present. The course will focus on the development of capitalism and the corporation, with an emphasis on the interaction between business firms and other institutions in American life�including labor unions and the government. Students will study business, labor, and other economic institutions starting in the 17th century and ending with the modern global corporation. Topics will include the fur trade, early American industrialization, railroads, the slave economy, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, labor strife, and the modern corporation.
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