History 575
Capitalism in Modern U.S. History
Graduate Readings Seminar

Professor Chris Endy
Fall 2012 meetings: Thursdays, 6:10 to 10:00 pm, King Hall B4012

Syllabus (.pdf file)

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Tips on Reading Books in College (.pdf file)

Tips on Writing Argumentative Essays 
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Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith, eds., Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Lizabeth Cohen, A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (New York: Vintage, 2003).

Nelson Lichtenstein, State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002).

Christopher McKenna, The World’s Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Kathy Peiss, Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, orig. 1998).

Julio Moreno, Yankee Don’t Go Home! Mexican Nationalism, American Business Culture, and the Shaping of Modern Mexico, 1920-1950 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).

Bethany Moreton, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009).

Richard Tucker, Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World, revised concise edition (Lanham, MD., Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Barry Eichengreen, Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).   note: to be released in paperback on 1 September 2012.

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