Spring 2020

Economic History of the United States, 1865–1965

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-272

Formerly listed as: ECON-29


Daniel P. Barbezat (Section 01)


The economic development of the United States provides an excellent starting point for an understanding of both this nation’s history and its current economic situation. We begin with the reconstruction period after the Civil War and end with the Civil Rights Era and the War on Poverty. Throughout we provide an economic reading of the events and try to explain the conflicts and resolutions in economic terms.

Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 30 students. Spring semester. Professor Barbezat.

If Overenrolled: Random draw with a waiting list.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020