Planning the Erie Canal

By Phin Upham The Erie Canal was a major development, not just for New York but the entire United States. It had …

Antitrust Law in the Middle Ages

When most people in America think about anti-trust law, they probably think about Standard Oil. This was the company that brought the …

Robert Owen’s Social Experiment

By Samuel Phineas Upham Robert Owen, also sometimes called “father of British Socialism,” was an entrepreneur who attempted an ambitious social and …

The Story of Phillips Company

By Samuel Phineas Upham Gerard Phillips, and his father Frederik, founded the Phillips Company in 1891. Gerard wanted to make carbon-filament lamps, …