Lecture and seminar.
- Industrialization of Britain, France, Germany before 1945.
- International trade in the 19th Century.
- The staple approach to North American economic history.
- The effects of British policy upon economic growth.
- Interregional trade before the Civil War (U.S.).
- Science, technology and early modern industry.
- Economic consequences of European overseas expansion.
- The mechanization of industry.
- Establishing the Capitalist system.
- Finance capitalism: the revolution in investment and business organization.
- Canada-U.S. economic relations and economic nationalism.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- analyze the economic development of Western Europe in contrast to the development of North America – Canada, in particular;
- evaluate the regional economic influences in the overall context of industrial growth in North America;
- compare growth in Canada as a part of the British Empire and as an independent nation;
- compare the economic development of different countries and the social, political and economic systems that evolved.
|Term Test(s)||30% - 70%|
|Assignments and/or Papers||0% - 30%|
|Final Exam||30% - 40%|
|Participation and/or Quizzes||0% - 10%|
THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF THREE(3) EVALUATIONS.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
The main text(s) will be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:
Dean, Phyllis. The First Industrial Revolution, Latest Ed.
Kemp, Tom. Industrialization in Nineteenth Century Europe, Latest Ed. Longman, paperback.
Mathias, Peter. The First Industrialized Nation, Latest Ed. Routledge: Chapman and Hall, paperback.
Rosenburg, Nathan and L.E. Birdzell. How the West Grew Rich, Latest Ed. Basic Book, Harper-Collins.
Supplementary materials may be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:
Berg, Maxine. The Age of Manufacturers 1700-1820, Latest ed. Fontana, paperback.