11/16/11: Homesickness - An American History
Susan Matt, a professor at Weber State University, laughed when she first read of someone actually dying of homesickness. Nowadays, homesickness is regarded as a childish affliction that Americans, with our penchant for frequent relocation, are immune from. But as Matt writes, nostalgia has long distressed Americans--when we leave to college, move for a new job, or migrate to a new country. She'll join us on Wednesday to talk about homesickness and how we've managed to cope with it.
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