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UGRD > ECON > 325

American Economic History

The economic history of the United States, focusing on selected topics, including, for example: early industrialization, slavery, the rise of large firms, and the Great Depression. Several themes are given emphasis, including: the diversity of the U.S. population and the way different groups have played different roles in the country's economic development; the interaction between the state and the economy; the role of education and technological change; the great material success of the U.S. economy and the disruptions in that success.

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