A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen reviews Alan Taylor, American Republics; A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850
American best-sellers and the soul of the nation
Critics of the 1619 Project defend Nikole Hannah-Jones
More on Texas’s whitewashing of American history
Does America have a drinking problem?
Steven Perlstein reviews Jonathan Levy, Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States
Allen Guelzo on Lincoln’s economic mind
Martha Anne Toll reviews How the Word Is Passed: Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America
Philip Maciak reviews Ed Simon, An Alternative History of Pittsburgh
Frederick Douglass’s commencement address
Amy Greenberg reviews Michael Burlingame, An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
The greatest basketball team of all time?
Famous writers on punctuation
Adam Morris reviews Helen Andrews’s Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster