Fall 2023

Economic History of the United States, 1865–1965

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-272


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. Fall semester. Professor Barbezat. 

How to handle overenrollment: Random draw with a waiting list.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Modes of learning and assessment include readings, lectures, problem solving, in-class exams, independent research and writing, graphical analysis, group discussion.

ECON 272 - LEC

Section 01
M 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CONV 207
W 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CONV 207


Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2023