As the financial centre of the world, Wall Street is both place and metaphor. This unit will explore both these dimensions of Wall Street's history, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century down to today. We will look at the people, images and events (paying particular attention to various panics and crises) that defined the street.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial participation (10%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x1000wd Outline and bibliography (20%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the History major