A few things online that caught my attention this week
The discipline of attention
David Reynolds reviews Harold Holzer's Lincoln and the Power of the Press
A history of the chapter
Hank Cox reviews Francois Furstenberg's When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation
Bumpkinification on the campaign trail
The myth of the self-made man
George Washington's self-interest. And David Waldstreicher reviews Ed Larson's The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789
What is Bruce Springsteen reading these days?
Randall Balmer on Randall Balmer at 60
Rutherford B. Hayes is big in Paraguay
I did not know that George Barna and David Barton wrote a book together. Warren Throckmorton is on it.
Ed Blum on teaching history with music.
Thomas Kidd on bridging the evangelical and academic gap
Fear and the humanities
Steven Lubar on humanities: looking back, looking ahead.
Halloween postcards from the American Antiquarian Society
Chris Gehrz explains the myriad of problems with the phrase "the wrong side of history."
Trying to balance historical thinking and narrative in the history classroom
John Barry: From Roger Williams to saving the marshes of New Orleans
Tenured Radical offers some tips on how to survive the academic life