“Trapping was not a ‘business for profit’ among the Dakota but primarily a social exchange,” one scholar writes.
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.
Americans started pouring into Saudi Arabia in the 1940s to develop the oil fields. They brought their ideas about segregation with them.
Some scholars have suggested that humans first started growing domesticated grains in order to make not bread, but beer.