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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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AHIS 260 - Economic History of the U.S. from Colonial Times to 1865 3 s.h.

This course surveys the economic history of the United States from the colonial times to 1865. The course begins with an examination of American colonial economic development within the context of the expanding economy of the Atlantic World. Attention will be paid to commerce, city/town building, merchants, artisans, agriculture and slavery. The course also explores the emergence of a national economy in the nineteenth century; and the impact of immigration, population growth, city building, transportation, and manufacturing will be examined. Particular emphasis will be placed on the everyday life of citizens (both rural and urban). Pass/Fail Option. Offered irregularly.
Prerequisite(s): SoS or 3 s.h. 100-level HIST course.