Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Luther Spoehr reviews Robert Sullivan, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78. The C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience names a new deputy director. Virginia congressman wants to restore George Washington’s birthday as a national holiday. More on Dr. Ben Carson Alan Taylor [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Sean Wilentz reviews Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s The Untold Story of the United States. The secret writing of American slaves John Turner on Henrietta Mears and evangelical women Joe Creech reviews David I. Smith and James K.A. Smith, ed. Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Andrew Sullivan on blogging Fifty-four inaugural addresses and American history From the college classroom to writing novels and teaching high school students Is Obama the “Reagan of the Left?”  And here. An 1864 antislavery children’s book Garry Wills on the South Rare color photos from [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Conservatives debate the meaning of God and country.  Thomas Kidd reviews Linford Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America. David Barton is at it yet again The “theological brew” of the Brethren in Christ Church Henry Louis [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:   Thoughts on the history of reading Jack Rakove reviews Kevin Phillips’s 1775: A Good Year for a Revolution Alan Jacobs: “A Christmas Thought About Guns“ How to show them you want the job Christmas in 1776 and 1739 Writing fiction vs. writing non-fiction   [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Professors:  Stop the gloom and doom Dan Richter reviews Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675.  Graham Hodges reviews it here. Fall 2012 Cushwa Center Newsletter Is the life of the mind billable? Robert George reviews [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Geoffrey Best loves his books Should social studies be abolished? Jackson Lears on Jared Diamond William Hogeland discusses his latest book: Founding Finance An English professor goes home Who needs the Constitution? The pro-life legacy of Roe v. Wade Read the rest here. [Read more...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Presidential houses Serendipity and used bookstores John Turner’s book of the year Charlotte Allen reviews Adam English, The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus. A Noah’s Ark theme park David Reynolds reviews John Stauffer and Zoe Todd, The Tribunal: Responses to John Brown and the [Read More...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: The Humanities Indicators “Dancing in the Dark” in Oakland Cracking the Roger Williams code Sean Wilentz’s history of Columbia Records Historical thinking and historical films Florida historians vs. Florida’s governor Mapping American writers Read more here [Read more...]

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Benjamin Franklin: Self-made man? So much for going down to the river The humanities are under fire in Florida Dick Cavett and Ali  New website at the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience More  here. [Read more...]


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