Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things on line that caught my attention this week:

Was George H.W. Bush the “last WASP president?”


How to get into a history Ph.D program

Andrew Delbanco reviews Joanne Freeman’s The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Did George H.W. Bush “lead the GOP toward evangelicalism?”

Civility:  duty or trap?

A nice collection of political maps

The red kettles of the Salvation Army

Linda Killian reviews Nick Bunker’s Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

George H.W. Bush and the “religion card

Why progressives need both populism and religion

Obsolete history textbooks?

Thoughts on the decline in the number of history majors

David Blight on the childhood of Frederick Douglass

Some advice on networking at conferences