Labor unions for sex workers reveal how sexuality, gender, and caste intersect in a precarious and often dangerous work environment.
Consumer debt shapes American lives so thoroughly that it seems eternal and immortal, but it’s actually relatively new to the financial world.
A shortage of coined currency led Pennsylvania to begin using paper money in the 1720s. The British didn't like it, but the colonists did.
Sociologist Radhakamal Mukerjee helped shape a new view of sociology from an Indian perspective, contributing to the independence movement.
Department-store bazaars let consumers see how glamorous and sophisticated imported goods could be. Ooh, la la!
Since the nineteenth century, the IATSE union has organized behind-the-scenes workers, first in theater, then in the movies.
Far from ushering in a zero-waste world, the switch from returnables to recycling provided cover for the creation of ever more packaging trash.
In the late 19th century, Californians were eager to part with their reputation for wildness, so they adopted an "English" flower as their symbol.
Before the Civil War local banks issued their own money. It was totally legit, too.
Our security studies columnist on leanness, supply chains, and resilience in a post-pandemic world.