HIS374H1: American Consumerism - The Beginnings

Hours: 
24L/6T

This course looks at the early origins of American consumerism. It begins with 17th-century England and the economic imperatives within the Atlantic World, then traces the changing attitudes of 18th-century Americans towards consumer goods, fashion and style that led to the mass consumption of the 19th century.

Prerequisite: 

HIS271Y1 and at least 6 completed undergraduate courses.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)