Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Slavery and Jefferson’s university

Daniel Immerwahr reviews Jill Lepore, This America: The Case for the Nation and These Truths: A History of the United States

History and wonder

Two new books on Mormon women

A Catholic writer analyzes Attorney General William Barr’s speech at Notre Dame

White identity politics

The reinvention of Thanksgiving

Michael Gorra reviews three books on race and memory

David Hollinger reviews Matthew Sutton, Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War

On the death of John Qunicy Adams

The editor of the National Review goes after Howard Zinn and defends nationalism

Trump Cabinet’s Bible teacher

Alex von Tunzelmann reviews Matthew Lockwood, To Begin the World Over Again: How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe

Kevin Kruse on thinking historically in public

John Fabian Witt reviews Eric Foner, The Second Founder: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Americans dealing with witches

Hope