Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week


Will writing make you a better person?

Lemons and the Sicilian mafiia

The “strange war over ‘David-French-ism‘.”

New books on Frederick Douglass

Alexis Boylan reviews Matthew Fox-Amato, Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America

A conservative vision for a new research university

Remembering the suffragists

Rick Atkinson tackles the American Revolution

Daniel Walker Howe on interpretations of Andrew Jackson

Nicolas Guyatt reviews Sean Wilentz, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding.  Wilentz responds


Women and the Christian Right

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and reparations

Boston 1775 on Joanne Freeman on “Hamilton: The Exhibition”

Historicizing abortion