Every food story is an economic story, says author Laura Shapiro. In "What She Ate," Shapiro offers tales of female empowerment or self-definition by way of the kitchen and dinner table, cooking up portraits of Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Helen…
By Paul Solman
The last woman featured on paper U.S. currency was Martha Washington back in 1891. She remained on the one dollar bill until 1896. Before that, Pocahontas graced the 20 dollar bill for a mere four years from 1865 to 1869.
By Kristen Doerer
CONCORD, N.H. — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated…
By Margaret Myers
Great Depression historian Robert McElvaine found that economic downturns can lead people away from conspicuous consumption to a more community-oriented way of life.
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