Some insights and tips to prepare for a summer of fun from JSTOR Daily.
Get the backstory of some of our favorite summertime foods:
Frederick Coville and Elizabeth White, two strangers, domesticated the blueberry together. They valued beauty and worked to support local communities.
With all due respect to hamburgers and apple pie, hot dogs are arguably the most American of foods.
In 1770, the average colonial Americans consumed about three and a half gallons of alcohol per year, about double the modern rate.
Are you going on a summer vacation? The histories behind our favorite pastimes:
American tourism took the scenic route over the course of the twentieth century. A growing middle class and car ownership helped.
The first summer camps presented themselves as an natural alternative to encroaching industrial society.
A historic look at the picnic.
If you’re going camping this summer, will you rough it on a wilderness hike, or relax in a ...
And a few caveats to keep in mind enjoying your summer fun:
The dangers of summer vacation.
Brain freeze, or the ice cream headache, is still little understood.
A history of shark attacks and public response to them.
A mild winter and abundant mice have led to a bumper crop of ticks this year, and with them tick-transmitted diseases including Lyme disease.
Have a great time outdoors this summer, but watch out for blind, mindless, feeding machines.
Happy summer from all of us at JSTOR Daily!