Professor David Henkin's newest book, The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are, has just been released by Yale Press. In a feature with the The New Yorker -- which also pays mention to fellow UC Berkeley History professor Vanessa Ogle -- Jill Lepore explores Henkin's The Week, and how the seven-day work week was shaped over the course of history. Read "How the Week Organizes and Tyranizes Our Lives" here.
"We Live By a Unit of Time That Doesn’t Make Sense," The Atlantic
"How the seven-day week came to rule the world," The Economist