Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught our attention this week: Students and the limits of the five paragraph essay More Erin Bartram and here. Chester A. Arthur Benevolence and respectability in early America Confronting Mississippi history Women and Prohibition Remembering Bob Costas’s pink eye The “tyranny of convenience” George Washington: Legend in his own time … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Is Australia a country? Good work Jennie Willoughby Insulting valentines The bones of Bishop Sheen How Barack Obama failed to protect his legacy Sexual abuse, forgiveness, and Rachael Denhollander When a college president criticizes Trump James K.A. Smith reviews  Brad Christerson and Richard Flory, The Rise … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Lily Geismer reviews Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump (updated edition). A short history of mail-order magazines Assessment: It’s bad Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened Pro-science.  Pro-life The gap in Route 95 is almost filled A broader pro-life movement … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: William Livingston and Christianity Jose Torre reviews John Dixon, The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York The Protestant Reformation: More than a “tragic necessity?” “A beautiful summation” A conference on New England’s “religious spaces” Stanley Hauerwas on the sins … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught our attention this week: Philadelphia’s “slavery memorial” and George Washington Prominent historians Civil War, the Confederacy, monuments, and race in America Toppling Confederate monuments as “regime change” A writer and teacher of history changes his mind about Confederate monuments What about monuments to and gravestones of Confederate soldiers? Always … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: The Public Scholar Program Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Geoffrey Stone, Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Orgins to the Twenty-First Century Trump’s narcissism Robin Ventura vs. Nolan Ryan “Stark Mad Abolitionists” What if Obama said it? The Marshall Plan as “America First” Smartphones … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends