Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Fred Kaplan responds to Manisha Sinha’s review of his book Lincoln and the Abolitionists

Academic language

The writing-stalled professor

The records of 17th century Massachusetts Bay

Being rich is not good for your soul

Trump asked Priebus to kill a fly

Health care and life

Civil War battlefield preservation


Social history and evangelical history

Elias Boudinot: commissary of prisoners

Most evangelicals think Muslims don’t belong in America

How to read your alumni magazine

Mapping American expansion

Did evangelicals hold their noses when they voted for Trump?

Ben Park reviews Adam Jortner, Blood From the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic