On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Melville Fuller, decided the Lochner v. New York case, overturning a New York law limiting the hours bakers could work to sixty a week. This
The Denver Post really reached new heights of journalistic excellence on March 6, 1915 with this lurid story of the problems drug addicts faced now that the federal government had criminalized opiates
In the 1910s, as workers around the nation were organizing and striking with greater militancy, employers and the government finally began to pay attention to their plight. That certainly didn’t
Who needs to hear advice from 1914 on how young girls can ensure they are not induced into the horrors of *gasp* lesbianism? Well, probably nobody needs to hear it but I am going to warn you anyway. B
I was rummaging around the other day in my office and came across this old letter to the editor of the journal Western Field and Stream (one of the precursors to the modern Field and Stream) from Octo
On August 23, 1912, the United States Commission on Industrial Relations was founded. One of the most remarkable moments in American labor history, the USCIR (more popularly known as the Walsh Committ
John Hodgman, reading a anti-women’s suffrage letter to the editor from 1914.
On March 4, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the LaFollette Seamen’s Act, creating standards for working conditions on boats that the U.S. would enforce on all ships stopping at American po