HISTORY 445 - Topics in History
Section: 002 Capitalism and Socialism
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

The past decade has seen an explosion of scholarship on the history of capitalism, but all too often this topic is treated as synonymous with modern economic history in general. That’s understandable, insofar as capitalism in one form or another dominates nearly everywhere in the early 21st century. As historians, however, we shouldn’t forget that for most of the past century socialism posed a vigorous challenge to capitalism, whether as an ideal among leftist activists or as a day-to-day reality among people in the Soviet Union, China, Eastern Europe, and an diverse array of countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This class will integrate the story of socialism with the story of capitalism in an attempt to develop a more inclusive overview of modern economic history. The focus of the class will be on secondary scholarship, organized thematically and historiographically rather than chronologically.

Course Requirements:

The reading list will include approximately one book (or a comparable collection of articles) each week. Students will be asked to write a short response essay (about 1,000 words) for each week’s readings; there will be no exams or quizzes.

Intended Audience:

The target audience for the class includes advanced undergraduates (particularly those considering graduate studies in this field), master’s students, or doctoral students preparing for prelim exams. Those outside the history department are particularly encouraged to join the class. No previous background in history or economics is required, though some experience reading scholarly monographs in history (or related fields) would be helpful.

HISTORY 445 - Topics in History
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
P
30801
Open
7
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
32515
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Note:
You will be required to select 13 of the books listed here. Please see syllabus for details
ISBN: 9780822324546
The invention of capitalism : classical political economy and the secret history of primitive accumulation, Author: Perelman, Michael., Publisher: Duke University Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691090106
The great divergence : China, Europe and the making of the modern world economy, Author: Pomeranz, Kenneth., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0674027299
Adam's fallacy : a guide to economic theology, Author: Duncan K. Foley., Publisher: Belknap Harvard Paperback 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0190691484
Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason., Author: Harvey, David., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2017
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 019877480X
The European economy between the wars, Author: Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin, Gianni Toniolo., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1997
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 158648897X
Keynes : the return of the master, Author: Robert Skidelsky., Publisher: Public Affairs 1st ed. (p 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691144311
Farm to Factory A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution., Author: Robert C. Allen, Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr [Nachdr.] 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0822944200
The workers' state : industrial labor and the making of socialist Hungary, 1944-1958, Author: Mark Pittaway., Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 022631474X
The value of labor : the science of commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956, Author: Lampland, Martha, 1952-
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0190233109
Plutopia: nuclear families, atomic cities, ad the great soviet and american plutonium disasters., Author: BROWN, KATE., Publisher: OXFORD University Press 2013
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0375707379
A consumers' republic : the politics of mass consumption in postwar America, Author: Cohen, Lizabeth., Publisher: Vintage Books 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0199827672
Communism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, Author: edited by Paulina Bren and Mary Neuburger., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 067401698X
Dictatorship and demand : the politics of consumerism in East Germany, Author: Mark Landsman., Publisher: Harvard University Press [Online-Au 2005
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780520225718
Inventing the needy : gender and the politics of welfare in Hungary, Author: Haney, Lynne Allison, 1967-, Publisher: University of California Press 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0253116929
From the cult of waste to the trash heap of history : the politics of waste in socialist and postsocialist Hungary, Author: Gille, Zsuzsa,, Publisher: Indiana University Press 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691161011
Masters of the universe : Hayek, Friedman, and the birth of neoliberal politics, Author: Jones, Daniel Stedman., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2014
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0199283273
A brief history of neoliberalism, Author: Harvey, David, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0804788596
Markets in the name of socialism : the left-wing origins of neoliberalism, Author: Bockman, Johanna, 1968-, Publisher: Stanford University Press 2013
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1583672990
From Solidarity to sellout : the restoration of capitalism in Poland, Author: Kowalik, Tadeusz., Publisher: Monthly Review Press 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1138811823
The international political economy of transition : neoliberal hegemony and Eastern Central Europe's transformation, Author: Shields, Stuart, 1966-
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0801489296
Privatizing Poland Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor, Author: Dunn, Elizabeth C., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2015
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0801473438
The defeat of Solidarity : anger and politics in postcommunist Europe, Author: Ost, David., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2006
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781786632982
HOW WILL CAPITALISM END?., Author: STREECK, WOLFGANG., Publisher: VERSO BOOKS 2017
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 178478401X
How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system, Author: Streeck, Wolfgang 1946-
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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