Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory@Twitter

Cynthia Kierner on Martha Jefferson Randolph (Thomas Jefferson's daughter)

Was JFK a conservative?

Writing and rewriting

What was the worst year in history?

What are radicals good for?

Patrick Deneen against the Common Core (and some very compelling responses in the comments section)

Jared Diamond on writing

Denver Brunsman on "The Evil Necessity" (British naval impressment in the 18th century)

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Jared Burkholder reviews Emma Anderson, The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs

I can now sleep better at night.  Thank you Salon for bringing this to my attention.

Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Jill Lepore's Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.

Umbrella Man           

Kevin Levin reviews Caroline Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

History and the U.S. National Park Service

Tracy McKenzie vs. Rush Limbaugh

How to write a good sentence

Kennedy's assassination as a Catholic event