Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory at Twitter

A novel on nostalgia and the Civil War

We must prepare graduate students to teach

Chris Shannon on Michael Kramer's essay on Christopher Lasch

Kirk Swinehart reviews Denise Spellberg, Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders

R.I.P. Todd Christiansen

The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington 

Lincoln's Gettysburg gospel

Who wants a Christian America?

Becky Krystal review Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos, Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America


The Juntocast takes on the Continental Congress

How to carve a turkey--17th-century style

David Nasaw reviews Doris Kearns Goodwin's new book on Roosevelt and Taft and tells his readers to "wait for the movie."

Warren Throckmorton continues the David Barton watch.  Apparently the critics of The Jefferson Lies were recruited by a bunch "secular guys."

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Marilynne Robinson on Flannery O'Connor's prayer journal