In Iowa, between 1964 and 1991, groups of women—the wives of pork farmers—boosted the supposed benefits of pork-heavy diets. They were the Iowa Porkettes.
Supermarkets represented a major innovation in food distribution—a gendered innovation that encouraged women to find sexual pleasure in subordination.
Back in the 1920s and ‘30s, the magazine Women’s Home Companion tried explicitly appealing to its readers to take the ads seriously.
Before today's fight over net neutrality, the US government debated commercial profitability & popular access in the context of a different medium: radio.
How did truckers nudge the American economy toward deregulation?
Most contemporary consumers consider ourselves too savvy to be taken in by a corporation’s attempts to integrate seamlessly ...
On November 4th, 1979, Iranian militants took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. They seized 63 Americans, a number later ...
According to the Association of Retail Professionals, about 16 to 18 percent of Americans shop at thrift stores in any given year.
Americans will rail against the government at First Amendment infringements. But the government isn't the only entity that can censor speech or ideas.
Early credit reporting companies urged people to “Treat their credit as a sacred trust” and argued that keeping a good credit record was a moral concern.