Social Science Research Network on the history of gold as a traded object
Marginal Revolution on the notion that women and children are saved first in maritime disasters
Alphaville on the rise of U.S. manufacturing
Recording History on the impact of inventions that changed the way we listen
The Economist on the making of the atomic bomb (video)
History News Network on the decline of good customer service
Economix on how this isn't the worst recovery since the Great Depression
Read more from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.