Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

1840s: Hunger For Gold And Galapagos Tortoises

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.


The Mystery Of 'Elopement Epidemics'

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Men and women running off together in the Gilded Age — with no warning. What was going on?


The 'Indian Cowboys' Of Florida

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.


The Black Cowboys Of Florida

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.


Holding On Tight To Old New York

Friday, August 28, 2015

Using contemporary technology, the "Culture in Transit" project documents and shares photos and memorabilia that might otherwise be lost forever.


The Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive

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.


16 'Spiffy' Words College Students Used In 1916

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The campus can be a laboratory of great experimentation — especially when it comes to American English.


4 Foods Americans Don't Eat Much Anymore

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.


4 Creative Takes On Golf In America

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leave it to resourceful Americans to tinker and toy with the royal and ancient game of golf.


Sands Of Time: Beach Etiquette Of Long Ago

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summertime and the living has not always been so easy on some American beaches. For shore.


The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ever notice how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?


The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.


When 'Flirtation Cards' Were All The Rage

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.


The Future Of American History

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Three college professors respond to questions about the evolving challenges of teaching the history of a complex nation.


12 Lost American Slangisms From The 1800s

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Today's lingo seems creative, but slang in 19th century America was every bit as colorful.


What Hats Tell Us About American Men

Friday, July 17, 2015

A brief and incomplete study of men's hats in American history — and what they reveal.


Hats Off To Women Who Saved The Birds

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.


Baseball In Skirts, 19th-Century Style

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.


Strange Stories Surrounding Street Pianos

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Designed to provide pleasure, street pianos in 19th and 20th century America were also magnets for some mischief and malevolence.


When America's Librarians Went To War

Saturday, July 04, 2015

During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.