Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory at Twitter

Trevor Burrows reviews James McBride's new novel on slavery and John Brown, The Good Lord Bird

Professors as preachers

Michael Burlingame reviews James Oakes, Freedom National: Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

Public intellectuals and Internet

What happens when a father takes on his daughter's nightly homework?

Thomas Jefferson and Islam

Melissa Pierson reviews Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.  Lepore discusses the book here.

Blog posts, Twitter, and junior scholars

Jonathan Den Hartog reviews Oliver Crisp and Douglas Sweeney, ed., After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

A new Christian college opens north of New York City

A.I. Jacobs reviews David Hollinger, After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History.

Jonathan Rees on why refrigerators are so big

What happens to national parks  and the surrounding communities during a government shutdown?

Chuck Smith, R.I.P.

How do you generate a good class discussion?

J.L. Bell points us to the "Preserving American Freedom" digital exhibit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Religious dorms at public universities