How Brands Were Born: A Brief History of Modern Marketing

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/how-brands-were-born-a-brief-history-of-modern-marketing/246012/   The “Mad Men” era of the 1960s was a Cambrian explosion of brands — from cigarettes to soap — that have come to define modern marketing. Understanding how those marketing campaigns began helps to explain why branded products are so ubiquitous today. There was a time, going back at least 70 years, when […]

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Writer, singer and folk icon Woody Guthrie dies.

Writer, singer and folk icon Woody Guthrie dies. (2011). The History Channel website. Retrieved 5:40, October 3, 2011, from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/writer-singer-and-folk-icon-woody-guthrie-dies. On October 3, 1967, Woody Guthrie, godfather of the 1950s folk revival movement, dies. In 1963, Bob Dylan was asked by the authors of a forthcoming book on Woody Guthrie to contribute a 25-word comment summarizing his thoughts […]

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Monopoly and Competition in Twenty-First Century Capitalism :: Monthly Review

Browse: Home / 2011, Volume 62, Issue 11 (April) / Monopoly and Competition in Twenty-First Century Capitalism Monday August 22nd, 2011 Dear Reader, We place these articles at no charge on our website to serve all the people who cannot afford Monthly Review, or who cannot get access to it where they live. Many of […]

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Chicago World’s Fair 1933

  Century of Progress 1933-34 The official poster for the fair. (designed by George B. Petty) A Century of Progress International Exposition was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Chicago. Its theme, as given in A Century of Progress Chicago International Exposition of 1933 Statement of its Plan […]

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History Says We Could Repeat the 1930s

9/24/2011 10:43:12 AM Amid this week’s volatile market activity and over economic uncertainty, are we seeing a replay of the 1930s. MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert explains.

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Stone Age Burial Site

http://www.history.com/news/2011/09/20/human-skulls-mounted-on-stakes-found-at-stone-age-burial-site/ Published: SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 - By History.com Staff Stone Age hunter-gatherers in southeast Sweden mounted the skulls of their dead on stakes and buried them in a lake, according to a team of archaeologists. The researchers unearthed remains and artifacts estimated to be 8,000 years old—including the skulls of 11 individuals—at a site thought to have […]

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