Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Michael Schulson reviews Tracy Thompson, The New Mind of the South.

Ice cream

Joyce Chaplin reviews two new books on the American Revolution.

Jonathan Den Hartog at The American Antiquarian Society 

Rest areas

David Brooks reviews George Packer's The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.

Abraham Lincoln was a yahoo, an idiot, an a gorilla.

Alan Jacobs wonders if he is a conservative.

The humanities on the decline at Harvard

Localism and big box stores

Hipster faculty

The Junto series on Walter Johnson's River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom.

Public history and the environment 

Mary Rizzo will be co-editor of The Public Historian.

Valerie Weaver-Zercher on Amish novels