A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Jackson Lears: Mormons and capitalism
Alan Jacobs on the problems with political realism
Humility and the renaissance of geographic history
Governors and the "hurricane conversion."
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on growing up colored
The writing addiction
H.W. Brands on Ulysses S. Grant. Eric Foner reviews Brands, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Authors and Amazon
Was Christie Mitt's first choice for VP?
When Republicans were blue and Democrats were red
Tess Taylor reviews Robert Sullivan's My American Revolution
Erik Larson: "Never binge write"
Intellectual historians discuss on Ray Haberski's God and War: American Civil Religion Since 1945.
Jim Cullen reviews Peter Ames Carlin's Bruce.
"There are parts of the Jersey Shore that, in high summer, are almost indistinguishable from California or Florida or some other sun-washed paradise."
Is Wikipedia nearing completion?
Michael Quinn: Mormon historian
Why digital humanities needs public history