Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Hst 539 American Economic History: the 20th Century

Economic impact of U.S. involvement in World War I. Postwar structural changes. Waning of laissez faire. Causes of the Great Depression. Economic policies of Hoover and Roosevelt administrations. The New Deal reforms. World War II and emergence of the administered system. Evolution of the mixed economy and growing role of the government. The industrial-military complex and the social imbalance.


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