Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Samuel Moyn reviews James C. Scott, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States A public intellectual explains how she became a public intellectual Natural disastersNatural disasters are never entirely natural Fear in U.S. history The art of disagreement Richard Moe reviews Ron Chernow, Grant.  … 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

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Closets “I wish grad students would talk to me about baseball” Historic preservation and gentrification Erin Zelnik interviews Nicholas Guyatt, author of Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation Increase Mather on dancing Tom Cutterham reviews William Hogeland, Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Michael Dirda reviews Jon Lauck’s From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965 Dreams and democracy Impeachment: 14th-century style Blogging Civil Rights and a carousel on the National Mall Amanda Herbert reviews Caroline Higginton’s In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends