A few things online that caught my attention this week:
David Swartz reviews Molly Worthen, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism.
Jan Gardner reviews Michael Greenburg, The Court Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster.
George Whitefield and slavery
David Levering Lewis reviews Jason Sokol, All Eyes Are Upon US: Race and Politics From Boston to Brooklyn. Kate Tuttle reviews it here. Eric Arnesen reviews it here.
Larry Cebula on Tom Hanks’s forthcoming Lewis and Clark miniseries
Paul Harvey reviews Ed Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Religious history at the American Historical Association
Louis Menand on the purpose of college
Is Ellis Island to blame for your family’s name change?
The black minister who took Jefferson Davis’s Senate seat.
Mark Noll reviews Matthew Kadane, The Watchful Clothier: The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist.
Allen Guelzo reviews David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation