Here is a tentative list of books we will read in the course (subject to change):
*Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
*Rockman, Seth. Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
*Jacobs, Meg. Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
*Baker, Dean. Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2010.
Additional readings, typically primary source excerpts, will be posted on D2L.