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Capitalist Revolution

This is a course that seeks to define capitalism and to chart its progress in the early modern period, from 1492 to the Industrial Revolution. Among topics considered are the debate between Eurocentrist scholars and their critics; the development and impact of long-distance commerce, the slave trade, and New World slavery; the labor regimens, consumption patterns, and popular movements that emerge in a period when many givens of everyday life were called into question. The course includes sections on China and India, and also Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, and England and their New World colonies in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

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