A few things online that caught my attention this week:
#whystudyhistory at Twitter
Rachel McBride Lindsey's "object story."
Sean Wilentz on Obama and the debt. Sean Wilentz on the government shutdown.
Patrick Deneen asks, "What is an American conservative?"
Michael Hammond on Billy Graham
Stephen Mihm on the relationship between Tea Party tactics and the Nullification Crisis of the 1830s.
The utility of the humanities
Changes in academic publishing
A short history of government shutdowns
Warren "the David Barton slayer" Throckmorton is moving to Patheos.
Mini Abe is spontaneous.
Fidel Castro visits the Lincoln Memorial--1959
Rules for the "long s" of eighteenth-century typography.
Garry Wills on neo-secessionism.
Keep the New York History blog alive.
So much for the giving tree