Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

David Swartz reviews Molly Worthen, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.

Jan Gardner reviews Michael Greenburg, The Court Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America's Forgotten Military Disaster.

George Whitefield and slavery

Digital religion

David Levering Lewis reviews Jason Sokol, All Eyes Are Upon US: Race and Politics From Boston to Brooklyn.  Kate Tuttle reviews it here.  Eric Arnesen reviews it here.

The $1000 job interview

Larry Cebula on Tom Hanks's forthcoming Lewis and Clark miniseries

Paul Harvey reviews Ed Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Religious history at the American Historical Association

Sean Wilentz weighs-in on The New Republic

Culture in a digital age

Daniel Walker Howe reviews Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Louis Menand on the purpose of college

Is Ellis Island to blame for your family's name change?

The black minister who took Jefferson Davis's Senate seat.

Mark Noll reviews Matthew Kadane, The Watchful Clothier: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist.

Allen Guelzo reviews David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Selma vs. History