Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Jay Green's latest project

The papers of Robert E. Lee

John Wilsey interviews Peter Gardella, author of American Civil Religion: What Americans Hold Sacred.

Jill Lepore on archiving the Internet

Michael Pasquier on Bobby Jindal's "Evangelical Catholicism."

Caleb McDaniel on teaching historical empathy.

Revisiting Hofstadter's "Paranoid Style."

Backstory on oratory in America

Historians in search of the next big trend.

Elizabeth Varon reviews Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.  Michael O'Donnell reviews it here.

Stephen Whitfield reviews Grant Wacker, America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation.

New Left historians

Eric Foner: When the South was not a fan of states' rights

Public history in a digital age

Tony Gill interviews Jonathan Den Hartog on Patriots and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation.

The historian's platform

Andrew Jackson's mammoth cheese

Jeffrey McClurken on digital history

Culture Wars historiography