ECO306 American Economic History Syllabus

University of Toronto, Winter 2016

About This Course

A survey of American economic history from the ante-bellum period to the present. Potential topics include the the rapid growth of the American economy in the late 19th and early 20th century; Causes of the onset of the Great Depression; The economic impact of slavery and its aftermath; Health and demographic trends; and 20th century trends in inequality.