Archive for September, 2010
State border plant inspection maintained by the US Dept. of Agriculture between Mexico and the United States. Shoppers returning from Juarez to El Paso over the bridge which carries all the traffic are required to open their packages for inspection. 1937 (Library of Congress) In this special podcast produced in conjunction with HISTORY.COM, the History Guys mark Hispanic Heritage Month with an in-depth look at the history of the US-Mexico border
With unemployment at its highest level in 25 years, we’re taking on the history of Americans between jobs. When did the concept of “unemployment” arise in the first place? Are people more or less attached to their jobs than they used to be?