Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Tweeting the McNeil Center Paxton Boys/Conestoga Massacre conference at #paxtonconf

#whystudyhistory on Twitter

The Juntocast on the First Great Awakening  And a nice plug for The Way of Improvement Leads Home by Roy Rogers.  Roy gets it! :-).

A changing historical profession

Ice boxes vs. refrigerators

Millions of images from The British Library

David Morgan: American religious historian

What is your job?  What is your career? What is your vocation? What is your life?  Charles Mathewes explains.

Were swords used in antebellum duels?

Kevin Levin picks the year's best Civil War books

Strange Christmas cards from the 19th century

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

First steps toward publishing your book

Jesus was not white

Dana Gioia urges Catholic writers to "reoccupy" their own tradition

John Ferling talks about Jefferson and Hamilton

Marcia Bartusiak reviews Joyce Appleby, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

More on the Digital Public Library of America

Is The Sound of Music a racist movie that "secretly addresses our fascist dreams?"