Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

How to make research professors better teachers

Another call for a national history

Mother is a verb

Happiness

Faith in flyover country

If Lincoln had a sense of humor, why didn’t he ever smile?

Robert Caro talks about writing history

Rewriting the American frontier

Adam Gopnik reviews Henry Louis Gates, Stony Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

An evangelical prays in the Pennsylvania statehouse

Capitalism is taking over higher education

Teaching the sea

What is going on at Wheeling  Jesuit?

Congratulations to the winner of Junto March Madness

Africa is the new global center of Christianity

Assigning big books