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Homesickness: An American History
It's difficult to find any sympathy for homesickness these days. Although it can affect us every bit as much as the flu, it's not a good enough reason to take a sick day. Susan J. Matt, chair of the Department of History at Weber State University, has a different perspective--homesickness, she argues in her book Homesickness: An American History, is an epidemic that has afflicted the American people since the beginning. So the next time you're feeling homesick, just remember--it's all part of being American, and we on Thinking Aloud, at least, sympathize with you. —Original airdate: 9/18/2013

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