Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Night Odds and Ends: Hurricane Edition

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Is history relevant? Should it make us uncomfortable?

Jefferson and Washington as "self-made" farmers.

Blum and Harvey: "And God Spoke to Abraham (Lincoln)."

Jacques Barzun, R.I.P.

Christian college professors and politics.

Will pro-lifers vote for Obama?  Here and here.

Joseph Crespino on moderate white Democrats.

George McGovern: Pastor .

Billy Graham and 2012 elections.

John Turner on the idea of Mormonism as a "cult."

A new website at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

A history of the teleprompter.

Steve Lubar on historical scholarship in a digital age.

Reporting the Revolutionary War.

November is academic writing month.

Of course--it was John Adams's idea.

Alan Jacobs: How to defend the liberal arts.

Assassin's Creed III 

Witchcraft in 17th century Easthampton.

Julia Klein reviews Jill Lepore, The Story of America: Essays on Origins.