Rise of Global Capitalism

3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: History II: Modern World

This course is a survey of the growth and spread of world capitalism over the last 500 years, from the earliest global trading companies, through multiple industrial revolutions, to the rise of American multinational corporations and China's recent move toward a market economy. We study capitalism as a historical formation, changing through time and space, and intertwined with other areas of human endeavor as well as examining the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to the present day.

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