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The campaign finance of women's suffrage

by Kimberly Adams Jun 4, 2019
Behind the political struggle was a well-financed lobbying operation.
3rd May 1913:  Grand Marshal Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886 - 1916) leads a parade of 30,000 representives of the various Women's Suffrage associations through New York City.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

A major trade sticking point between the U.S. and China has deep roots

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 14, 2019
The history of intellectual property theft goes back centuries.
"Theft [of technology] was the norm throughout history, all the way since the Industrial Revolution," says Greg Clark, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis.
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A history of U.S. recessions

by Janet Nguyen Dec 18, 2018
Dozens have happened since the country’s founding.
A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 15, 2008 in New York City.
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How woven cloth changed the course of history

by David Brancaccio Dec 11, 2018
From Viking sails to international trade, author Kassia St Clair explains how fabric influenced civilization.
Was woolen sailcloth the secret weapon of the Vikings? Above, the Draken Harald Harfagre, a reconstruction of a Viking longship.
Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Draken Harald Harfagre

Author Caitlin Rosenthal on the role of slavery in the history of business

by Kimberly Adams Aug 14, 2018
Caitlin Rosenthal, author of "Accounting for Slavery," discusses the role slavery plays in the history of business.
Stereograph Cards Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

by Kimberly Adams Aug 14, 2018
How slaveholders used modern management techniques
A group of women and children, presumably slaves, sit and stand around the doorway of a rough wooden cabin, Southern United States, mid 19th Century. One girl reads a book to the group of sitting children.
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Without the first joint stock company, the U.S. wouldn't exist

by Marketplace Staff May 7, 2018
Someone had to pay for American colonies. Enter the British merchants adventurers.
A fireboat welcomes the Godspeed, a 17th-century replica ship, as it sails past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor in 2006.
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The history of the song "Louie Louie"

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Apr 23, 2018
A look at the origins of the song that the FBI investigated for 18 months.
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France debates how to pay for saving crumbling cathedrals

by John Laurenson Feb 22, 2018
A proposal to charge tourists for entrance to historic churches has been met with resistance from the Conference of French Bishops.
Stonework that has fallen off Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
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The Big Book

Pittsburgh's influential but brief role in the Black Renaissance

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Jan 30, 2018
Mark Whitaker's new book, "Smoketown," examines the sometimes overlooked role that the city played.
In the Hill District of the 1940s, Herron Avenue marked the boundary between the upper-class "Sugartop" neighborhood and the working-class "Middle Hill."
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