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HIST 2430 Business in American Life (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

An examination of the interplay between business ideas and practices and American society and politics. This is not an economic history course, but a study of how the entrepreneurial spirit has helped shape the contours of modern America. Among the topics to be covered are the continuing tension between the profit motive and the sense of commonwealth, the rise of corporate structure and corporate power, and the role of government.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mark Gelfand

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 18-Feb-15