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History doesn’t repeat, but it sometimes rhymes. These articles explore and explain historical topics through primary and secondary source documents in FRASER.

Uncurrent Events: Researching Racial Tensions and Labor Unrest in 1919 Chicago

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What impact does racial tension have on the economy? Learn more about the economic response to the 1919 race riots in Chicago. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Check Processing and the Fed

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Depositing a check hasn’t always been as easy as taking a few snaps with your cellphone camera…explore over a century of advancement in check processing. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Epidemics, Pandemics, and the Economy

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As many schools and universities move to online learning in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, FRASER hopes these historical primary and secondary source resources from our collection and those of our partners and colleagues will be useful. Economic (and … Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Pujo Committee

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A two-year congressional investigation of the banking industry after the Panic of 1907 led to major financial reforms. Learn more about the major players and their professional connections, including the infamous “interlocking directorates” Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Woman-Power Behind the “Woman in Industry Service”

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Before there was a Women’s Bureau, there was the WWI-era Woman in Industry Service. Read about the accomplishments of this Department of Labor division and its director, Mary Van Kleeck. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Working Women and the Women’s Bureau

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The Women’s Bureau, part of the Department of Labor, has studied women’s roles in the workforce for a century. Learn about Women’s Bureau case studies written by women, about women, from the 1920s to the 1950s. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: National Monetary Commission, 1909-1912

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The National Monetary Commission was a result of the Aldrich Vreeland Act of 1908, in response to the Panic of 1907, and laid the groundwork for the Federal Reserve Act and the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: A History of Women’s Economic Rights

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The history of women’s rights isn’t just the vote. Learn about women’s economic rights back to 1790. Read more

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Uncurrent Events: Choosing the Federal Reserve Cities

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Learn more about the history of the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, which chose the locations of the twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks Read more

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Uncurrent Events: The Women of the FOMC

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Fourteen women have served on the FOMC since its inception. Learn about them and their roles in the Federal Reserve in this Inside FRASER post. Read more

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