New England industrialists hired thousands of young farm girls to work together in early textile mills—and spawned a host of unintended consequences
How a debt-ridden banana republic became the greatest economic engine the world has ever known
Its waters drove our first Industrial Revolution—and were poisoned by it. Thoreau believed the Merrimack might not run pure again for thousands of years, but today it is a welcoming pathway through a hundred-mile-long red-brick museum of America’s rise to power.
In 1820 their daily existence was practically medieval; thirty years later many of them were living the modern life
One man measures his life-span against the length of recorded history and finds tidings of comfort and hope
The third in a series on TIMES OF TRIAL IN AMERICAN STATECRAFT
Old Hickory's attack on Biddle's bank had some unexpected consequences