A few things online that caught my attention this week:
University presses as the last hope for serious non-fiction
What do American’s think about God and country?
Eric Herschthal reviews Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution. Woody Holton reviews it here.
How smartphones would have changed history
Which American war was the most “American?”
Historical commentaries on the Charleston shooting
Did John Adams and Benjamin Franklin have a thing for extraterrestials?
Barbara Spindel reviews Rosemarie Ostler, Founding Grammars: How Early America’s War Over Words Shaped Today’s Language
Should Thomas Jefferson be blamed for the Confederate flag?
A seminar on Danielle Allen’s Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Was the American Revolution a mistake?
The American Revolution as a revolt against British austerity
David O. Stewart reviews Joseph Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Chris Gehrz is feeling more patriotic this year.