2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 090 CM - Making a Living in Early America: A History from the Bottom-Up

Part social, part economic history, in this course we will study how the people of early America made their living, and then seek to understand how their many individual efforts together constituted an economic system. We will study the lives and labors of enslaved and free people; Native Americans; Africans and European migrants; men and women; northerners, southerners, and westerners; merchants, artisans, farmers, and fishermen; and we will consider various theoretical models that have tried to make sense of their systemic interdependence, including world systems theory and the so-called transformation to capitalism debate.

Offered: Every other year

Credit: 1

Course Number: HIST090 CM