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Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

Muddled Messages In America's Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.

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The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old LA Menus

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

By culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the Los Angeles Public Library's collection, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

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The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

Thursday, May 14, 2015

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.

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4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s That Sparked Controversy

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

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Do We Really Need Libraries?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.

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A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.

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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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7 Lost American Slang Words

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.

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When America Was Crazy About Rock Gardens

Monday, April 20, 2015

During these times of drastic drought in the American West, maybe we should take a hint from the early 20th century — and plant rock gardens.

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Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs

Friday, April 17, 2015

How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.

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Lincoln's Private Side: Friend, Poet, Jokester

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, we learn that the 16th U.S. president was a public powerhouse — with fascinating private dimensions.

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Defeating Polio, The Disease That Paralyzed America

Friday, April 10, 2015

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that helped defeat a contagious, crippling virus.

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When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.

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After Selma, King's March On Ballot Boxes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.

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Media Mischief On April Fools' Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.

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Board Games That Bored Gamers

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.

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Old-Timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

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When The KKK Was Mainstream

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible; it participated in otherwise polite society.

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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