Hagley Center Fall Conference "Seeing like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America,"
The 2018 fall conference of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society will explore the history of commercial surveillance in the United States, from settlement to the present. For more information, please see the call for proposals.
A NEW DEAL FOR DIRECT SALES: HOW DIRECT SALES FIRMS HELPED CREATE MODERN NON-EMPLOYMENT, 1910–1935
Direct sales firms utilize a model of independent labor that can be traced back to the peddlers of the colonial period. With the creation of the New Deal, however, direct sales executives began to realize the value of independent contractors as a source of labor potentially free from the new financial and regulatory obligations that would be imposed on employers.
Join one of our Hagley guides for an introductory tour of Hagley’s patent model collection.
Stop in anytime during one of our wedding open houses to visit the Soda House, Hagley's primary wedding venue.
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington DE 19807
Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy.