Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Populism and democracy

Using conservative arguments to oppose Trump’s wall

Eric Wakin reviews Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

William Penn

Why it took so long to ban lynching in the United States

Liberty University football

Rashida Tlaib is mirroring Trump’s style

Adam Goodheart reviews David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Mitt Romney and Mormon studies

Frank Reich was a seminary president before he was the coach of the Indianapolis Colts

Tim Murphy interviews historian Joanne Freeman about violence in Congress

Do conservatives in academia need a safe space?

Mean Gene Okerlund and Super Dave Osborn

Sean Wilentz reviews Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul From the Revolution to the Civil War

Slaves in Jamestown (1619)

GIFS for those on the academic job market

A case against bookless libraries

Bruce Springsteen and motherhood