Happy Sunday, all! On to the links…
In Alexandria, VA, the city council is considering repealing a 1963 law requiring that new streets be named after “confederate military leaders.”
Plans were announced to create The American Civil War Museum by combining the collections of the The Museum of the Confederacy and the American Civil War Center in Richmond, VA.
The Washington Informer reports that the African-American Civil War Memorial was hit by a stray bullet on December 26th.
The Grolier Club (47 E. 60th Street, NYC) has a new exhibit through February 7th called “Selling the Dwelling,” which chronicles the development of architecture in the United States through architectural literature from the 18th century to the present.
At Religion in American History, Laura Leibman looks at the relationship between clothing and religion in the early republic, particularly regarding Judaism.
AMC released a trailer (see below) for its new show, “Turn,” which follows a spy ring during the American Revolution.
In the Washington Post, Colin Moore, Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii, weighs in on the must-read book-list thing.
The New York Times‘ Sunday Book Review looks at Maira Kalman’s books for young readers on the founders, particularly Thomas Jefferson. Also on Jefferson, Robert Krulwich at NPR tells you why “Thomas Jefferson Needs a Dead Moose Right Now to Defend America.”
The University of Exeter has announced the establishment of “The Imperial and Global History Network,” which aims to “connect postgraduate and early career researchers working in the field of Imperial and Global history, providing an inter-disciplinary forum for the discussion of research questions and methodologies, archival research and fieldwork, and funding applications and career development.”
At The Recipes Project, Amanda Herbert looks at “Chocolate in the Classroom.”
The Community College Humanities Association is running a summer workshop in their “Survey Courses Project.” The first workshop will be in Washington D.C. from June 22nd to the 27th. It is called “From the American Revolution to the American Jubilee” and it is “designed to provide fresh insights and rich content to enhance survey courses.”
Finally, at his blog, Hysteriography, William Hogeland compares the fracking boom to the land-speculation bubble of the eighteenth century.