Stephanie Vatz

Why America Stopped Making Its Own Clothes

Try this on for size: In 1960, an average American household spent over 10 percent of its income on clothing and shoes – equivalent to roughly $4,000 today. The average person bought fewer than 25 garments each year. And about 95 percent of those clothes were made in the United States. Fast forward half a … Continue reading Why America Stopped Making Its Own Clothes →

Interactive Timeline: History of Immigration in America

Ever since the first Europeans landed here over four centuries ago, America has had a conflicted relationship with its newcomers. It’s a serial drama that continues today in the halls of Congress, as legislators wrestle over a new round of immigration reform.¬†We are, of course, a nation of immigrants, a destination for huge numbers of … Continue reading Interactive Timeline: History of Immigration in America →