Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Happy Mothers Day!

Liz Covart on “History Communicators

John Turner on Timothy Gloege’s Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism.  An interview with Gloege is here.

Americanism and German family farms

Should anthropology course fulfill an American history requirement?

E,J. Dionne on Senator Chris Coons’s defense of religious liberty at a meeting of The Secular Coalition

W.E.B. Du Bois on race

Theology courses at Notre Dame

James Oakes on the end of slavery in America

Is Mike Huckabee the last culture warrior?  George Will on his crusade to Christianize America

John Steinbeck’s writing shed

Rules for Christian Mechanics and Merchants,” circa 1840

R.B. Bernstein reviews Joseph Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution: 1783-1789

New resources for teaching history from the AHA “Tuning Project”

Q&A

What!?  Tenured Radical calls it quits

Tracy McKenzie on the differences between “heritage” and “history.”

Museums in times of social upheaval and civic unrest

Where are all the National Park Service sites devoted to Reconstruction?

2 thoughts on “Sunday Night Odds and Ends

  1. Should anthropology course fulfill an American history requirement?

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/05/07/history-and-anthropology-departments-sacramento-state-u-square-over-new-gen-ed

    “This has just been a travesty,” said Joseph A. Palermo, a professor of history who opposes the university’s recent decision to allow an anthropology course on cultural diversity in the U.S. to fulfill a state requirement that students complete “comprehensive study” in American history, institutions and ideals, including those relating to the Constitution.

    The only sane one there, and he's a self-described Howard Zinn fan.

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