Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

University presses as the last hope for serious non-fiction

What do American's think about God and country?

Eric Herschthal reviews Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution.  Woody Holton reviews it here.

How smartphones would have changed history

Which American war was the most "American?"

Historical commentaries on the Charleston shooting

Did John Adams and Benjamin Franklin have a thing for extraterrestials?

Should Thomas Jefferson be blamed for the Confederate flag?

The American Revolution as a revolt against British austerity

Chris Gehrz is feeling more patriotic this year.