Another week comes to a close and, as usual, The Junto‘s got links…
We begin with a nicely inflammatory piece from reason.com about the DOJ’s unwittingly honoring former slave catchers. At religiousleftlaw.com, Patrick S. O’Donnell writes on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. Plans are in the works by
John Adams Paul Giamatti to bring a television series about John Brown to the FX network. PBS America posted a discussion with Richard Huzzey about slavery and “The Abolitionists.”
In the NYRB, Natalie Zemon Davis describes the unlikely origins of her love of rare books. CBS News reported on the recovery of two very rare works of early American history that had previously been stolen from the King of Sweden.
The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a piece this week about a study confirming that American higher education perpetuates white privilege.
In museum news, there are renewed efforts in the Congress to establish a Latino-American History Museum. Also, the Wall Street Journal reports on historical sites’ efforts to reach their younger visitors.
Wonkette published an interesting piece on Christian US History textbooks and history education in homeschooling.
One of our most popular posts was a “review” of Assassin’s Creed III, a video game set during the American Revolution. This week, Mental Floss looked at the historical video game that started it all back in the 1970s.
The New York Times featured an article on the recent AHA embargo statement, which included a mention of The Junto. The New York Times website also posted a delightful description of a heat wave from 1852 along with some background and quotes from my undergraduate mentor, Ted Burrows. The NYT topped off the week with an Op-Ed piece about “relic hunters.”
Finally, History’s Just Desserts posted a piece about food and Mount Vernon.