Economic History

How was the modern Consumer Culture Created?

By Kerryn Higgs from Quartz: The notion of human beings as consumers first took shape before World War I, but became commonplace in America in the 1920s. Consumption is now frequently seen as our principal role in the world. People,… Read More ›

The Roman Empire and Inflation

From In the modern world, nation-states, empires, and civilizations are often compared to and judged by the perceived success of the Roman culture. There is no doubt that Roman culture was successful and enduring, which has contributed to make… Read More ›

Empire by Imitation?

From Imperial & Global Forum by Marc-William Palen: Historians have been busy chipping away at the myth of the exceptional American Empire, usually with an eye towards the British Empire. Most comparative studies of the two empires, however, focus on… Read More ›