Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Kate Carte Engel searches for religion in the American Revolution

The emoji Bible

Thinking historically about Thomas Jefferson

Liberal arts majors, skills, and the job market

Piketty in the 18th century

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bob Costas and the first Cassius Clay.

A short history of softball

Alejandra Dubcovsky on communication in the early American South

Muhammad Ali and U.S. intellectual history

19th-century religious pulp literature

A doctoral candidate reflects on his year-long writing fellowship

Peter Laarman reviews Chris Lehmann’s The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream

Nina Silber on Reconstruction

19th-century campaign newspapers

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, religious edification, and Tennessee history