Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Academic entrepreneurs

Lincoln and the West

David Blight on Frederick Douglass and the “possibility of America

Another defense of the lecture

Too much democracy?

Should the names of John Crist’s victims be released?

Did the Aztecs thing Cortez was a god?

Elizabeth Ann Seton and the American Revolution

Black patriotism in the American revolution

Bryant Simon reviews Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland

Jesuits against Prohibition

Paula White brings Pentecostalism into the mainstream

A nice introduction to the Salem Witch Trials

An interview with the editor of McSweeney’s

The complicated history of Jews in the early republic

Larycia Hawkins’s experience at Wheaton College is captured in a documentary