Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Collecting 19th-century marginalia

Recent scholarship on the end of slavery, 1861-1865

The Tea Party's civic virtue problem

Vivian Gornick reviews Elizabeth Lunbeck's The Americanization of Narcissism

Bryan Rindfleisch reviews Colin Calloway, Pen & Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History

Is America a Hebrew republic?

Stephen Hahn reviews David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

The Chinese contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

Robbing graves to train 19th-century medical students in Georgia

The religious roots of American journalism

Robert Darnton on a world digital library

E.B. White on the meaning of democracy

James Norton reviews Tim Grove's A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History

Evangelicals and Catholics Together turns 20

The Monk and the Jew

Will the 2024 Olympics be in the United States?

Digital humanities and jobs

The connection between the divorce rate in Maine and the consumption of margarine