Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Teaching graduate students to teach

The most important letter(s) in history?

A response to Mark Lilla on identity politics.  Jim Sleeper reviews Lilla here.

Mark Lilla and New Yorker‘s David Remnick talk identity politics

The meaning of Confederate statues

Annette Gordon-Reed reflects on the book that launched her career

Philadelphia socialists

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yoni Appelbaum talk Charlottesville

Tall tennis players

Kim Phillips-Fein reviews Jacques Berlinerblau, Campus Confidential: How College Works, or Doesn’t, for Professors, Parents, and Students

Stonewall Jackson

Ben Franklin, Deborah Franklin, and smallpox

Liberal arts majors and careers in the tech world

Sacco and Vanzetti’s trial

When historians matter

Patricia Limerick on when to draw the line on monuments to questionable figures

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