Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Do the Democrats have a religion problem?

When a grandmother dies during finals week.

Military bikes and African American history

Writing sheds and WiFi

Can academics recapture the public trust?

Historians as heroes

Eric Hershthal reviews Fred Kaplan, Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War.  Eric Foner reviews it here.

Rhode Island’s 1780s experiment in radical democracy

Is Bernie Sanders an anti-evangelical bigot?

Prisons and environmental history

Cleaning-up your office

A guide for doing research at Oxford University’s Bodleian libraries

Eran Zeknik interviews Robert Parkinson, author of The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Some tips on academic publishing

The “spiritual geography” of Black Washington D.C.