Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Joseph Bottum reviews Mark Ribowsky, Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams


Coates on Obama


Amitai Etzioni on understanding Trump voters

Walter Johnson on race and capitalism

Native Americans were slaves too

Christianity Today book awards

Caleb McDaniel reviews Corey Brooks, Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Washington Irving and Christmas in America

House museums

A renaissance of federalism?

The Electoral College and party politics

The foundry that cast the Liberty Bell is closing

Mitch Horowitz reviews Michael Lane, Surge of Piety: Norman Vincent Peale and the Remaking of American Religious Life

Usable pasts

Thank you Obama

History teaches discernment