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