John Langellier

John Langellier received his PhD in military history from Kansas State University. After a 45-year career in public history, he retired in Tucson, Arizona, in 2015. He is the author of dozens of books, including Fighting for Uncle Sam: Blacks in the Frontier Army, due out in early 2016.

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Shavetail The 17th century term “Lingo” was rooted in lingua, Latin for “tongue.”  One of its definitions—“the vocabular…

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