Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Do the Democrats have a religion problem? When a grandmother dies during finals week. Military bikes and African American history Writing sheds and WiFi Can academics recapture the public trust? Historians as heroes Eric Hershthal reviews Fred Kaplan, Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, … Continue reading Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Sunday Nights Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: Comey as a college reporter The Hutterites Teaching humility Yoni Appelbaum on Trump’s ignorance Enchantment Richard White reviews J.M. Opal Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American People University presses Consumerism and BIg Foot Adam West RIP Anne Little reviews Adele Perry, Colonial … Continue reading Sunday Nights Odds and Ends

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week: When fear dictates policy The real General Lee (and no, this is not a link to the television show “The Dukes of Hazard” How neoliberals and conservatives undermined the welfare state Universities and slavery Mascots behaving badly Feminism and conservative backlash Anti-Trump conservatives David Halberstam Michael Peppard … 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