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Lynn Downey
Historian, archivist, desert rat. Author of “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” and the forthcoming “Life in a Lung Resort."
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American Experience Nov 5
Susan B. Anthony was charged a fine of $100 in 1872 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. (📷: )
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Eric Lancaster Sep 22
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Lynn Downey Oct 19
Shame on you Capital One for the stereotypical and outdated portrayal of a librarian in your TV commercial. Hasn't anyone at your company been to a library lately? Drag yourselves into the 21st century, people.
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Lynn Downey Oct 14
For my next book, about the Vulture Mine and Vulture City outside of Wickenburg, Arizona, I'm also tracking down trivia about vultures. When they are flying around in a group looking for road kill they are called a "kettle." Who thought that word up?
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Lynn Downey Oct 14
Fun podcast about denim and jeans, which also features a few words from me.
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Amy Stewart Sep 24
“What does one feel that leads one to light out? A restlessness? A sense that one does not fit in? A desire for revision? A sense that somewhere else life could be better? All these seem to me to be the field marks of creative personalities.” Read on:
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 17
The major roads of the Empire, presented in a tube-style map by , just an amazing way to envision the logistics of the ancient world (while noting that many journeys would be made by sea for preference)
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Benjamin Hochman Sep 14
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Maya Wiley Sep 9
For every woman called “emotional” for being angry abt a sexist incident, retweet. For every woman told you were not qualified to do a job you were qualified to do, retweet this. For every woman on a job abt something you knew more abt, retweet this.
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Katy Rawdon 🍁🍂🦃 Sep 7
Replying to @lemurchild
If an institution wasn't being supported well enough to prevent its actual damn building from burning to the ground, they sure af couldn't have managed a sustainable digitization program. If you care about saving the stuff, FUND CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS.
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Kristen Clarke Aug 18
98 yrs ago, the 19th amendment was ratified, securing the franchise for women — but Black women remained disenfranchised long beyond. Today, I lift up Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells & Fannie Lou Homer - suffragists who made sure Black women’s voices were not rendered invisible.
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Lynn Downey Aug 4
Many thanks to for including one of my essays in the latest issue of "Roundup" magazine!
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Lynn Downey Jul 26
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Lynn Downey Jul 23
Thanks, for the fun interview!
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Ken Burns Jul 19
170 years ago today in Seneca Falls, NY - the 1st Woman's rights convention in history. Could use another one. A clip from UNUM:
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Ann Marie Lipinski Jul 18
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American Experience Jul 17
In 1948, Candy Land was created in a hospital ward to entertain children recovering from polio.
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Visit Arizona Jul 17
Head to Wickenburg where the Wild West still reigns. Spend the day at one of several guest ranches or explore the shopping scene.
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Lynn Downey Jun 28
Thrilled to announce that the University of Oklahoma Press will publish my next book, "Life in a Lung Resort," the story of California's Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium for women, and the years my grandmother spent there chasing the cure.
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PRI's The World Jun 19
Forced family separations are nothing new in America. Just ask Indigenous Americans.
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