Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

LA Review of Books  vs. New Review of Books

Jackson Lears and science 

Teaching Atlantic history

College and working class youth

Randall Stephens reviews Kate Bowler, Blessed:A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

E.J. Dionne on the way religion challenges both Left and Right

A conversation with the 2012 National Humanities medalists

Kyle Roberts reviews Catherine Brekus, Sarah Osborn's World

Who ruined the humanities?

An oral history of the March on Washington

Adam Kirsch reviews Sheryl Kaskowitz, God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

The demise of used bookstores

Ed Ayers on the future of digital scholarship

Apparitions in late 19th century America

Why the best professors should be teaching first-year students.