Weber State Professor Explores Role of Homesickness in American History

As students recently returned to campuses for the start of spring semester, there is one especially nagging feeling many brought with them: homesickness. Whether it’s missing family, pets, friends or the comfort of the familiar, the notion of homesickness is undoubtedly as embedded within higher education as Spring Break and Saturday football. In her new book, Homesickness: An American History, Weber State University distinguished history professor Susan Matt traces the evolution of this longing sentiment from America’s earliest days.