Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? draws an 11-seed.  We need your vote on Monday

The 1992 Olympics, basketball, and the Grateful Dead

Benedict Arnold: American Patriot

Steven Lubar on collecting at the National Museum of American History

How the elevator transformed America

Millennials and individualism

Lemisch on Higham, Hofstadter, and Woodward

Jackson Lears reviews Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

New books on New York City

Historians outside the ivory tower

Are graduate students doing too much research?

Bill Murray's son is a college basketball coach

Teaching religious autobiography

Maya Jasanoff on the high seas

Seinfeld and nothing

College major in coffee at UC-Davis

Winners of the 2014 Bancroft Prize

American history teachers will be sad to hear that Billy Joel doesn't like "We Didn't Start the Fire"

The Mandans