Linton Weeks appears in the following:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.
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.
Friday, April 17, 2015
How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible; it participated in otherwise polite society.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.