Course Description

United States History

HIUS 4501

Seminar in United States History

19th Cent American Capitalism
Fall 2017

This course will explore how Americans developed and employed slavery, wage labor, technology, state power and culture to achieve this transformation in the years between 1819 and 1914.  Students can expect readings on select topics, class discussions, and independent research culminating in a 20-30 page paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor. 

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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