Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught our attention this week:

Greg Grandin reviews Richard Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia.

Boston in 1915

Teaching American history to lower income adults

Eugene McCarraher on Terry Eagleton

Humanities saves lives

Are Italian-American immigrants unique?

Mario Cuomo's finest moment

Faith and staying put

Peter Lewis reviews Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History.  Adam Hochschild reviews it here.

Homesick for Cuba

Jonathan Rauch reviews Heather Richardson, To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

The racial divide between white and black evangelicals

Historiann on gender and best-selling history books

What do historians have to do to survive

Christians and historical cherry-picking

Religious history syllabi]