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