A few things online that caught my attention this week:
The wealthy no longer use their riches to support society.
When hillbillies migrated to the cities and joined the white working class.
What if the United States lost World War II? A 1930s map explored this possibility.
The chair of the history department at Dartmouth says Christianity influenced American notions of equality. But there is a “rub.”
Nathan Robinson reviews Heather Cox Richardson, Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America
George Scialabba on the Israel-Hamas war: “One should ask both who is responsible for the massacre and who is responsible for its context, the conflict that has generated so many past and (probably) future massacres.”
New England’s stone walls.
Elizabeth Varon brings the story of Civil War general James Longstreet to bear on the “insurrection clause” that seeks to keep Trump from running for office.
Johann Neem reviews Jessi Streib, The Accidental Equalizer: How Luck Determines Pay After College.
The National Book Award winners.
How the Fisk University singers introduced the negro spiritual to white audiences.
Books to understand Palestine.
Steven Mintz on the campus wars over the Middle East.
Which U.S. president has seen more UFOs?
Elizabeth Stice on County Highway (the newspaper).
What’s the deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers?