Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week

The discipline of attention

David Reynolds reviews Harold Holzer’s Lincoln and the Power of the Press

A history of the chapter

Hank Cox reviews Francois Furstenberg’s When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

Bumpkinification on the campaign trail

The myth of the self-made man

George Washington‘s self-interest.  And David Waldstreicher reviews Ed Larson’s The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789

What is Bruce Springsteen reading these days?

Randall Balmer on Randall Balmer at 60

Rutherford B. Hayes is big in Paraguay

I did not know that George Barna and David Barton wrote a book together.  Warren Throckmorton is on it.

Ed Blum on teaching history with music.

Thomas Kidd on bridging the evangelical and academic gap

Fear and the humanities

Steven Lubar on humanities: looking back, looking ahead.

Halloween postcards from the American Antiquarian Society

Chris Gehrz explains the myriad of problems with the phrase “the wrong side of history.”

Trying to balance historical thinking and narrative in the history classroom

John Barry: From Roger Williams to saving the marshes of New Orleans

Tenured Radical offers some tips on how to survive the academic life