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Jun 27, 2011

American History Notes

Fergus M. Bordewich, "The Novel That Changed America," WSJ, 24 June, and Andrew Delbanco, "The Impact of ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin'," NYT, 24 June, review David S. Reynolds's Mightier Than The Sword: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the Battle for America.

Michael Burlingame, "When Cotton Wasn't King," WSJ, 25 June, and Christopher Dickey, "Union Jacked," Newsweek, 26 June, review Amanda Foreman's A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Michael Dirda for the Washington Post, 23 June, and Suzanne Muchnic for the LA Times, 26 June, review Sarah Greenough, ed., My Faraway One. Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933.

Jim Sleeper, "Dark Passage," bookforum, Summer, and Alan Wolfe, "Religious Realism," The Book, 27 June, review John Patrick Diggins's Why Niebuhr Now?

Errol Morris, "Did My Brother Invent E-Mail With Tom Van Vleck?" Opinionator, 19-23 June, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, is his reading of the origins of internet communications.

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