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Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

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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A King Speech You've Never Heard — Plus, Your Chance To Do Archive Sleuthing

Friday, March 13, 2015

For 50 years, this little-known archive of civil rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.

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Who Takes 3,000 Photos Of NYC's Doors?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the mid-1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.

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Amazing Animal Performers Of The Past

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Today's YouTube sensations — intelligent dogs and crafty cats — are the latest in a long line of entertaining animals.

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The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The complicated story behind the simple, repetitive wordplay jest.

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How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.

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The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?

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Back Before Children Looked Childish

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Through the lens of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters, we can see the past — when being young was not always fun.

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