Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

 The soul of the research university

Gordon Wood reviews Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison

The many dialects of Pennsylvania

The first intellectual history

Congratulations Mark Cheathem!

Was World War I a holy war?

Books to help you improve your writing

Robert Merry reviews Fred Kaplan, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary.  Carol Berkin reviews it here.  Virginia DeJohn Anderson reviews Margery Heffron's biography of JQA's wife Louisa Catherine.

Summer reads in early American history

Are Evangelicals more Catholic than Catholics?

Could a functional atheist write this post?

Working agriculture and public history

Do the digital humanities offer false promises?

Deneen on Lasch on liberalism

Thomas Nester reviews Caroline Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Brother Island