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5HD396 America from Independence to Financial Crisis: Special Topics in U.S. Economic History, course in English

28.5.2018 1.6.2018

The course 5HD396 America from Independence to Financial Crisis: Special Topics in U.S. Economic History is taught in English by Ing. Zdenka Johnson, Ph.D. with the following schedule May 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018 9:15-12:30 at SB322.

 

Course content

  • War for Independence – economic aspects.
  • Slave labor and slavery in American agriculture. The functioning of the international slave trade.
  • The Norh and the South – economic causes and consequences of the Civil War.
  • The Gilded Age – rise of the U.S. in the world economy.
  • Roaring Twenties – consumer society and economy.
  • The Great Depression – course, response of economic policy, consequences.
  • War economy during World War II.
  • Golden Sixties – economy and society during the Kennedy and Johnson eras.
  • Oil crises and the collapse of the Bretton Woods system – impacts on the U.S. economy.
  • Supply-side Economics in practice – economic policy during the Reagan administration.
  • Clintonomics. Economic aspects of the Persian Gulf War.
  • Dollar Diplomacy a hundred years later – U.S. economic interests in the Americas, Asia and Third World countries.
  • Recent financial and economic crisis – the parallels with the Great Depression.

 

For more information see syllabus on InSIS.