A few things online that caught my attention this week:
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
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