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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2007

HIS 365G • US Economic History Since 1880-W

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Course Description

Students will assess the development of the United States economy in the years since 1865. The readings and lectures will present material from different perspectives, such as that of labor, management, the entrepreneur, and the state. Students will write three essays synthesizing the readings and lectures to arrive at their own accounts of the performance of the economy as well as the consequences of economic growth for social welfare. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

Grading Policy

Three essays of roughly four to six pages in length.


Lizabeth Cohen, Making a New Deal. Thomas Sugrue, Origins of the Urban Crisis. Thomas McCraw, Prophets of Regulation. David Hounshell, From the American System to Mass Production. Arthur Norberg and Judith O_Neill, Transforming Computer Technology.


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