Law firms founded on Protestant identity necessitated the creation of firms that would hire those shut out by WASP gatekeeping.
Sometimes taking the trail less traveled actually does more harm than good.
Do you like scary movies? How about movies that scare you while satirizing and paying homage to their genre?
World War I saw the availability of potash plummet, while its price doubled. The US found this critical component for multiple industries in Pacific kelp.
Madame von Meck offered Tchaikovsky her generous patronage, but spoke to him only through letters.
When states began restricting labor by children, verifying a person's age became an important means of enforcement.
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The poet adopted a "Pythagorean" diet, which eliminated meat, and wrote that vegetarians would "no longer pine under the lethargy of ennui."
When it seemed that steel had lost its gleam with American consumers, the industry turned to marketing to make it shine again.
Freedom libraries in the south provided Black residents with access to spaces and books, whether in church basements or private homes.