GHIS

5322

Wealth & Power in US History

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Wealth & Power in US History

Spring 2022

Taught By: Julia Ott

Section: A

CRN: 10868

Credits: 3

Decades ago, historians Eugene and Elizabeth Genovese advised that the discipline of history should focus on the questions of “who rides whom, and how?” In this readings seminar, we will examine how power operated, how it felt, and how it has been negotiated and challenged — on both the personal and institutional levels — throughout U.S. history. The actualization, accumulation, and transmission of wealth — and its translation into political power — will be central questions in our seminar discussions and in the projects that students will devise. As students use history and historiography to develop their own approaches to the study of power and wealth, they will consider how that study might inform their political engagements in their own daily lives.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:37pm 12/8/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022