HIST1514x: American Capitalism: A History

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HIST1514x: American Capitalism: A History

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*Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. Perhaps no story is as essential to get right as the history of capitalism. Nearly all of our theories about promoting progress come from how we interpret the economic changes of the last 500 years. This past decade’s crises continue to remind us just how much capitalism changes, even as its basic features—wage labor, financial markets, private property, entrepreneurs—endure. While capitalism has a global history, the United States plays a special role in that story. This course will help you to understand how the United States became the world’s leading economic power, revealing essential lessons about what has been and what wi... *Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. Perhaps no story is as essential to get right as the history of capitalism. Nearly all of our theories about promoting progress come from how we interpret the economic changes of the last 500 years. This past decade’s crises continue to remind us just how much capitalism changes, even as its basic features—wage labor, financial markets, private property, entrepreneurs—endure. While capitalism has a global history, the United States plays a special role in that story. This course will help you to understand how the United States became the world’s leading economic power, revealing essential lessons about what has been and what will be possible in capitalism’s on-going revolution.
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6 years, 10 months ago
Extremely interesting course and timely given the US political climate. I loved the self-paced structure of the course and the RSS feed option of consuming lectures. Only complaint is the volume level on podcasts is inconsistent but that's nit picking.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Excellent structure, easy to follow even for students with not any previous knowledge on the subject.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
This was an excellent and very interesting course. Very enlightening and eye- opening, with lots of historical subjects that are not generally covered in traditional classes (financial panics, labor history, etc. Highly recommended.
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7 years, 2 months ago
I took this course earlier this year (2014) and thoroughly enjoyed it! I was very enlightened and the course only opened a "Pandora's" box for further research. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
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7 years, 3 months ago
This Course is a nice overview of the U.S. economic history. Good job. We need more of it. Very good.
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7 years, 5 months ago
Being from India, this course has taught a lot about the American economy and regarding the history, rise and progress of civilization, behaviour of people and capitalism in America. Thanks for such an awesome course.
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7 years ago
This was an excellent course,.It is a history not just of American capitalism but a history of America. It provided far more depth and breadth than expected. The profs did an amazing job of covering this vast topic so succinctly in the time provided by the course. The course was well organized and well delivered. Staff quickly responded early in the course to concerns about quiz formats and "peer" reviewed grading. Their modifications on the fly were much appreciated. Thank you for this great course. I strongly recommend it.
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