Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Here are few things online that caught my attention this week:

T.H. Breen reviews John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the "case for reparations."

The National Harbor Observation Wheel

African Americans in World War I and the Civil Rights movement

Andrew Pettegree on newspaper history

Does capitalism have character-and community-building effects?

T. Austin Graham reviews Lawrence Buell, The Dream of the Great American Novel

The apocalyptic strain and the American Dream

Carl Sandburg: The workingman's poet

Gotham City

"I went to college in Boston"

Randall Balmer on racism and the origins of the Christian Right

J.P. O'Malley reviews Ronald Bayor, Encountering Ellis Island: How European Immigrants Entered America

The promise of the digital humanities

Joseph Epstein reviews David Bobb, Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue

Patricia Limerick on Nicholas Kristof

Christopher Lasch's attempt to write a novel