Capitalism in the Age of Revolution

Examines the critical period from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries during which the North Atlantic economies (France, Britain, the Netherlands, and their colonial dependencies) developed recognizably modern, capitalist institutions and practices. Focuses on the rise of publicly traded companies, the relationship between war and state debt, stock markets, and the transition from metallic to paper currency. Considers the role of plantation slavery in the growth of financial capitalism, and the explosive politics of speculation in the American and French revolutions.

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Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.001

How to Stage a Revolution

Lecture: TR 1-2, 5-234
Recitation 1: R 2-3, 1-273
Recitation 2: R 2-3, 1-277
Recitation 3: R 3-4, 1-273
Pouya Alimagham
Malick W. Ghachem
Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 11-12:30, 16-160
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.143 21G.056

The “Making” of Modern Europe: 1789 – Present

MW 1-2:30, 4-261
Alexandra Steinlight Introductory HASS-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

TR 2:30-4, 56-162
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.238

The Vikings

MW 2-3:30, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.343 CC.120

Making Books in the Renaissance and Today

MW EVE 7-8:30, 66-148
Erica Zimmer Seminar HASS-A
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

T 12:30-3:30, 2-103
Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-S

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.102

American History since 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.141

Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800

Jeffrey S. Ravel Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.144 21G.087

Introduction to Russian Studies

Elizabeth A. Wood
Maria Khotimsky
Introductory HASS-H
21H.145 21G.049 4.674

French Photography

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-A CI-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.170 17.55 21A.130 21G.084

Introduction to Latin American Studies

Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.173

Socialism in Latin America, from Che Guevara to Hugo Chavez

Not offered regularly; consult department
Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism in History

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate
21H.203

The History of American Presidential Elections

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.205 STS.427

The Civil War and the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Not offered regularly; consult department
Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.214

War and American Society

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.227

History of the US Supreme Court

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.230

Barbarians, Saints, and Emperors

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.239

The City of Rome in the Age of the Caesars

William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.241 21G.054

France: Enlightenment and Revolution

Jeffrey S. Ravel Intermediate HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.244 21G.085

Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917

Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-H
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present

Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-S CI-H
21H.260

Cities in the Middle East: History, Politics and Society

Staff Intermediate HASS-S
21H.262

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Not offered regularly; consult department
Pouya Alimagham Intermediate HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.333

Early Christianity

Not offered regularly; consult department
Eric J. Goldberg Seminar HASS-H
21H.350

Business in China Since 1800

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.383 U 21H.982 G

Technology and the Global Economy

Anne E. C. McCants Graduate
Seminar
HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.984 STS.414

Risk, Fortune, and Futurity

Caley Horan
Will Deringer
Graduate