Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Pietist Schoolman weighs-in on Gordon College’s decision to drop the history major

How to fix the survey course

Is it OK to criticize Rachel Held Evans?

When Uncle Sam tells you to pray

Should a university press have to make a profit?

The transcontinental railroad and Indian country

A new book on Dr. Seuss

Personal freedom vs. community in American higher education

Bruce P. Frohnen reviews Wilfred McClay, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great America Story

Socialist Milwaukee

David McCullough revives the virgin frontier thesis

Joseph Ellis reviews Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming: The War for America , Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Wayne Lee reviews it here.

Early evangelicals championed religious liberty

Scott McLemee reviews Jenifer Ratner-Rosenhagin’s The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History

Typos and errors in published books

History and democracy

Revisionist history

Robert George and Cornel West