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The United States and Globalization since the Late Nineteenth Century

This course explores the history of globalization in the modern era emphasizing the role of the United States both internationally and domestically. We begin with the War of 1898, track the rise of the American empire through the so-called Golden Age of capitalism, and conclude with the neoliberal era following the end of the Cold War. The focus is on how and why the United States came to play such a powerful role in shaping globalization; and, it also covers the impact of globalization on the United States itself.

GLOBAL ST 714 / HISTORY 714

The United States and Globalization since the Late Nineteenth Century

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: Yes

This course explores the history of globalization in the modern era emphasizing the role of the United States both internationally and domestically. We begin with the War of 1898, track the rise of the American empire through the so-called Golden Age of capitalism, and conclude with the neoliberal era following the end of the Cold War. The focus is on how and why the United States came to play such a powerful role in shaping globalization; and, it also covers the impact of globalization on the United States itself.