A few things online that caught my attention this week:
New digitized Civil War collections at the Massachusetts Historical Society
David Swartz and Brantley Gasaway discuss progressive evangelicals
James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, writes to the Jefferson County, Colorado school board regarding Advanced Placement U.S. History
Check out Ryan White’s Springsteen: Album by Album
Bart Campolo: Humanist chaplain
Is religion really in decline in America?
John Turner reviews Zachary Hutchins’s Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England
Kevin Levin reflects on the James McPherson book list
Megachurhes and African-American religion
Wikipedia list of online newspaper archives
Is the college board politicizing U.S. history?
Christianity and Mormonism are different
Chris Cantwell on Illinois workers, capitalism, evangelicals, and his grandfather
The Juntocast tackles Bernard Bailyn’s The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
Greg Jones says
I don't see any reason at all to be critical of McPherson's list. The “Dean” of Civil War studies for many, many years. I was mostly impressed by the number of books he mentioned outside of the Civil War niche. He's someone we should admire as historians, even if we don't agree with every jot and tiddle of his writings.