While the Bulletin published regular tables like “Retail Prices of Food,” it also included articles on more specific topics.
A reflection from Pariti Sutaria’s time as a Junior Fellow this summer, updating and curating a database of indexed business and economics websites.
However, practical arithmetic standardized professionalization by treating all students as potential workers in fields that required numeracy skills–from banking and farming to masonry and carpentry. The business application of arithmetic education became so ingrained–apparently to Davidson’s dismay–that by 1895, the West Virginia State Series curriculum defined arithmetic as: “the solving of problems from its various applications to business life.”
Along the serene Brandywine River in Delaware, in 1802, Eleuthere Irene du Pont de Nemours founded his powder works and began the legacy of a powerful and wealthy French American family…
Numeracy plays a big role in the lives of data journalists, geographers, and demographers who research and measure large crowds.
Starting July 26, the Library’s Science and Business Reference Sections will provide reference services in the Main Reading Room, by appointment only, between the hours of 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday through Friday. For science and business reference appointments in the Main Reading Room, call us at (202) 707-5639.
Interested in how to do Business Research at the Library of Congress? Come to our Virtual Business Research Orientation July 14, from 1-2 pm!
Held to celebrate the centennial of Thomas Jefferson’s 1804 Louisiana Purchase, the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was the perfect place for George Westinghouse to demonstrate his companies’ dominance and specifically, the skills of the 9,000 Pittsburghers who worked in his factories.
With nearly 400 patents to his name, Westinghouse is a beacon of Gilded Age industry.
While many believe that the 13th Amendment ended slavery, there was an exemption that was used to create a prison convict leasing system of involuntary servitude to fill the labor supply shortage in the southern states after the Civil War.