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: The Democracy in Chains controversy Organizing your bookshelf “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” He died from eating library paste Politics and evangelicals More evangelicals and politics Is evangelicalism a political term? The history of capitalism in the high school classroom Thomas Haskell, RIP Promoting Barbados … 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

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War martyrs Sex and the Civil War Hugh Mercer’s sword Evangelical Gotham A megaparish Dennis Covington reviews Frances Fitzgerald, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Vaudeville baseball players Thought leaders vs. public intellectuals “Indian relics” E.D. Hirsch on anti-nationalism in public schools Michael … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends