Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Laural Rigal reviews Philip Gura, Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel.

Faces of the American Revolution

New details about the "First Draft" of the Gettysburg Address.

An award winning undergraduate thesis on Bruce Springsteen

Highbrow jokes 

Barbara Spindel reviews Paul Collins, Duel With the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery.

Atheists fear him

What the humanities are doing right 

12 questions for T.H. Breen

Martin Walker reviews Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion.

Michael Zuckert reviews three new books on James Madison.

Trevor Burrows reviews David Cannadine The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences.

Towns named "Independence" 

The public history job market

Caleb McDaniel on antebellum democracy

The Connecticut Historical Society 

A Louisiana literacy test