Before Flint: How Americans Chose Lead Poisoning

The United States, unlike other Western nations, did not take a firm stance on lead-based products until much later--despite knowing the health risks. 
1776 Lottery ticket issued by Continental Congress to finance American Revolutionary War.

Jackpot: For Colonial Slaves, Playing the Lottery Was a Chance at Freedom

Complaints that the lottery is a regressive tax on the poor have been around since the beginning of the lottery in America.
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "<a href="http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-fccf-d471-e040-e00a180654d7" target="_blank">DuPont - Building - Sketch</a>" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935 - 1945.

How DuPont Transformed Fashion With Stretchy Synthetics

DuPont invented the stretch synthetic fabric that revolutionized fashion in the mid-twentieth century. 
Steam Locomotive

Mourning the Death of the American Railway

Just as the Titanic had redefined passenger liners, so too would the Zephyr transform the American railway.

“Uber for Sales” and Door-to-Door Vacuum Salesmen

The independent contractor model employed by Uber was used in the vacuum cleaner companies.

The Origins of Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

The uncovering the mystery and dispelling the myths of Swiss Bank Accounts

AT&T: Birth of the First Social Network

The first transcontinental telephone call was put through on January 25, 1915.

The Birth (and Death?) of Modern Corporations

To imagine the end of modern corporations as we currently know them, it helps to go back to their birth.

Employee Morale Campaigns: The Early Years

Intensive studies of workers' moods to improve business performance goes back more than 75 years.