18th century blog round-up resumes: march edition

I haven’t done one of these round-up posts for a while, but it seems as if some interesting new blogs have been coming online (along with others I’ve followed for awhile), and I wanted to call your attention to them.   Here are some links:

These are just a few of the posts I’ve been reading and thinking about this week. If you’ve got your own thoughts about them, or more suggestions for this week’s round-up, please hit “comment.”

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2 responses to “18th century blog round-up resumes: march edition

  1. Jennifer Thorn

    Another in the long line of interesting and generous posts from you, Dave–thanks. Esp glad to be referred to the Junto post referenced here, where I was glad to see attention lingering on “Django” and the reciting of Rivka Maizlish’s great piece “The World Tarantino Made” for the U.S. Intellectual History blog. Her critique of the movie’s reliance on the old notion of anti-intellectual Southerner and culture-less Americans has implications also, I think, for the erasure of Northern slavery that seems to be furthered whenever the wrongs of slavery are defined by violence, and by violence of these kinds. Speaking of which, did anyone hear Jennifer Morgan’s talk a few weeks ago on slave law and women in slavery (at Mass Hist Soc)?

  2. Dave Mazella

    The Maizlish piece on Tarantino is indeed terrific, and I think that its invocation of previous writers like Cooper and Dumas indicates how Tarantino managed, in his usual incoherent way, to summon up very old and important debates about the place of violence and culture in American identity.