Sunday, December 23, 2012

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 Akhil Reed Amar, America's Unwritten Constitution.  And a podcast.

Thaddeus Stevens

H.W. Brands on Ulysses S. Grant

David Skeel reviews William Hogeland, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation.  Hogeland responds  

Christian faith and literary fiction 

Social entrepreneurship and teaching public history

More on Thomas Jefferson and slavery

What America learned from the "Mormon Moment."

Public History News from the National Council for Public History

David Kuo on the best and worst parts of the Bush administration and on whether or not he fears death

Was Alexander Hamilton a self-made man?  What about Abraham Lincoln?