Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Watermelons as racist trope

New website on the Boston Massacre

Should you get a literary agent?

The decline of religiosity in the 1940s

Slavery and capitalism

The power of undergraduate research and Messiah College

Did George Washington say “so help me God” at his inauguration

Prayer and social media

Happy Birthday to The Junto

Jonathan Edwards and the Protestant work ethic

Sons of Liberty: Who were they?

Do liberals always win?

Christmas shopping and cheap textiles

Billy Graham, Louis Zamperini, and Unbroken

The unreconstructed North

Looking forward to this book

Christopher Jones reviews Kyle Bulthuis’s Four Steeples Over the City Streets and a Q&A