Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Confessions of a young, prolific academic

Suzy Hansen reviews Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Americanization of Narcissism

Historians of capitalism

Should biography be classified as history?

Is the United States Supreme Court and Ivy League clan disconnected from reality?

David Abulafia reviews Jo Guldi and David Armitage, The History Manifesto 

Some tips on conference papers

Bruce Springsteen, “Unfortunate Son,” and patriotism

Conservatism is a preservation project

Mencken’s memoirs

Another interview with Jill Lepore

The Juntocast: Education in early America

Rand Paul: Christian pacifist

Where did early American painter Jacob Eichholtz sit?

Evangelicals and gender

If you want to cheat on your exam don’t do it in Randall Balmer’s “Sports, Ethics, and Religion” class

Brian Franklin recaps a conference on religion and politics and Southern Methodist University

19th-century Quaker abolitionists

The “suicide letter” written to Martin Luther King Jr.