Linton Weeks appears in the following:
Thursday, September 10, 2015
When the precious metal was discovered in California in the late 1840s, hordes of fortune seekers headed there from all over the world — some taking large amounts of tortoises with them.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Men and women running off together in the Gilded Age — with no warning. What was going on?
Thursday, September 03, 2015
'Indian cowboy': Though it may sound like an oxymoron, Native Americans have been riding horses and roping cattle for centuries in the Sunshine State.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Using contemporary technology, the "Culture in Transit" project documents and shares photos and memorabilia that might otherwise be lost forever.
Monday, August 24, 2015
A historical collection of civil rights movement material — stemming from the brutal murder of a teenager in Mississippi in 1955 — finds a home in Florida.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The campus can be a laboratory of great experimentation — especially when it comes to American English.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Open a cookbook from the Gilded Age, and you just might be surprised by what our forebears passed around the table.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Leave it to resourceful Americans to tinker and toy with the royal and ancient game of golf.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Summertime and the living has not always been so easy on some American beaches. For shore.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Ever notice how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
Friday, July 31, 2015
In late 19th century America, young people sometimes courted using flirtatious calling cards, which perhaps added some levity to the serious rules of engagement.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Three college professors respond to questions about the evolving challenges of teaching the history of a complex nation.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Today's lingo seems creative, but slang in 19th century America was every bit as colorful.
Friday, July 17, 2015
A brief and incomplete study of men's hats in American history — and what they reveal.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
At the turn of the 20th century, millions of birds were being sacrificed for fashionable hats — until women flocked together to protest.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
For Victorian athletes in America, the game on the diamond gave them a chance to compete against men — and win. Re-enactment teams offer the same opportunity to modern women.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Designed to provide pleasure, street pianos in 19th and 20th century America were also magnets for some mischief and malevolence.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.