Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Gilder Lehrman's "Essential Questions in American History"

The myth of family name changes at Ellis Island. 

Chairman Mao swims in the River Yangtze in 1966

David Chappell on Ross Douthat.  John Wilson also weighs in

Congrats to Paul Harvey!

Full coverage of the OAH at the History News Network

We need to rethink how higher ed came to resemble Wall Street.

Who will win Shed of the Year?

Devin Manzullo-Thomas reports from the Bethel University Pietism Colloquium.

A blogger is "uninvited" from attending the New York Public Library writers and scholars advisory panel.

Thomas Kidd reviews Alan Gilbert's Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence.

New books written by authors who did their research at the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Carl Rollyson reviews Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons

National Council on Public History reports on the annual conference in Milwaukee.

OAH book award winners.  This one and this one might interest our readers.

Chuck Colson, R.I.P.

Deneen: "Against Great Books."

How to write a history book.

History to the People