Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

National unity and pre-Civil war history textbooks

The Iroquois constitutional legend

The Donald Trump of American academia?

Joyce Chaplin on the history of hand-held devices

D.G. Hart on H.L. Mencken on women

Adam Goodheart reviews Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Salem, 1692.  Peter Manseau reviews it here.

Stephen Colbert and religion

Pilgrim's Progress and native Americans

Marilynne Robinson on religion and politics

Marilynne Robinson and Barack Obama

Michael Kazin on why all Leftists should be Democrats

A lot of people believe that Christianity is the official religion of the United States

Abby Chandler discusses her book Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750

What is going on at the American Academy of Religion?

Religious voters in New Hampshire

The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley

Elizabeth Mancke on disorder in colonial North America