Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The New York Times covers Eric Foner's new book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad  Wendy Smith reviews it here.

Lewis Lapham talks with Doris Kearns Goodwin about The Bully Pulpit

Selma to Montgomery freedom songs

Stephan Beck reviews Andrew Levy, Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

Robert E. Lee and the Confederate flag.  Kevin Levin on the piece here.

John Turner reviews Luke Harlow, Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky

Peniel Joseph on the "Selma" backlash

Wikipedia edit-a-thons

Steven Donghue reviews Phyllis Lee Levin, The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

Collecting at the National Museum of American History

Dime novels at the American Antiquarian Society

Steven D. Smith on the fate of religious freedom

Andrae Crouch: RIP

Paul Harvey reviews  T.J. Tomlin, A Divinity for All Persuasions:Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

Early drafts of MLK speeches

Two new books about pietism

Old Soviet anti-alcohol posters