Image of medieval gold coins and an old medieval pouch on a table.
European History

The Great Mortality and the New Economy

September 8, 2021

After the plague, everyone who survived was pretty much better off than they had been before. A new pattern emerged in the economy that unsettled a few individuals. […]

Dionysus Bacchus Wine statue portrait.
Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

Image of the first U.S. bank.
American History

The Birth of the Bank of the United States

October 22, 2021

When Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, proposed establishing a national bank in the U.S., he wasn’t the first one to try. Robert Morris, who had suggested the idea before him, had failed. […]

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