Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Stuart Whatley reviews Martha Nussbaum, The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal

When editors believed that magazines could change lives

The “pathogens may be new, the logic of social response is not, and it is here that we can see historical continuities.”

A Harvard professor teaches on Zoom

The burning of The Quarantine

Sacrifice

ESPN in a pandemic

Liberty University employee: “I really feel I’m being gaslit

Early Christians and caring for others in times of crisis

George Washington’s honorary doctorate

National History Day goes virtual

How would Ben Franklin respond to COVID-19?

The growth of Christianity in Kenya

Faith healing by phone

Death is bad

Women study George Washington too

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Books written in isolation

Court evangelical Charlie Kirk wants to see your on-line class

Hershey in times of crisis

We need baseball!

What happened to Jake Millison?

The National Emergency Library

Upton Sinclair: revolutionary

Aaron Ben Ze’ev reviews Martha Nussbaum, The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble But Flawed Ideal

Jon Meacham on presidential leadership

Jodi Eichler-Levine reviews Katherine Stewart, The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

John Brown’s wax body

A descendant of James Madison and his slave

Baptisms by zoom

The Bunker Hill Monument

5000 surgical masks hidden in the National Cathedral

Sunday Night Odds an Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The American cemetery

The Tattooed Prof on getting ready to teach online

The Civil War in the West

A Ford Model T traverses Europe

Nice feminists

The dos and dont’s of social distancing

Wash your hands

The Roman Republic and Trump

“I am eating Lyndon Johnson and sleeping Lyndon Johnson”

Andrew Davenport reviews Eric Foner’s The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution.

A hymnbook in early America

What do white evangelicals think about Trump?

How will the coronavirus outbreak affect Trump’s legacy?

Coronavirus and the racism of the Christian Right

Historic site visitation and public engagement with history

The 1918 influenza pandemic and American churches

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Doctoral students should volunteer

Nancy Isenberg reviews Ellen Carol DuBois, Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote

A Christian defense of socialism

The digitization of Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement

Hosea Easton and David Walker attempt to debunk scientific racism

Jill Lepore on the problems of political polling

Some new books on writing well

Horace Greeley and the history of “crusading” journalism

Students are learning how to spot fake news

The problem with women’s history month

Remembering Edith Blumhofer and here

Marti Greene reviews two recent books on Dorothy Sayers

Defending nostalgia

When John Adams defended British soldiers and what that means

Emily Yankowitz reviews Kacy Tillman, Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution

Is the Democratic Party antithetical to religion?

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Former slave residences

Did Frank Sinatra have a role in JFK’s death?

Billy Joel is 70.

Wikipedia is “fun and weird”

Christian nationalism

Dover bookstore

More Christian nationalism

Wash your hands

Cars and the civil rights movement

Are you reading Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an American?

William Howard Taft on the powers of the president

Writers and activism

American Indians and Civil War memory

Serena Zabin on the Boston Massacre

James Kloppenberg reviews Craig Fehrman, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

Julia Ward Howe‘s vision of America

Trump and the “miracle on ice

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A history of our relationship with books

Rethinking Max Weber on the vocation of the scholar

A strange piece of Syracuse real estate

Andrew Sullivan on the “absurd tragedy” of the Trump presidency

Torture in American history

Slave songs

Sean Wilentz puts the Houston Astros cheating scandal in historical context

The founding fathers on presidential pardons

Why do academics hate Mayor Pete?

Commas and commemoration

Anger

The most famous high school basketball team in the world

The irony of African Americans promoting democracy in post-WW II Germany

Presidential writing

The importance of institutions

Adjunct faculty

“Christic Manhood?”

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Nathan Hatch on the political captivity of the church

David Brooks thinks the nuclear family was a mistake

Civil War chaplains and nationalism

Public writing

Mr. Peanut

Newyorkitis

John Turner interviews Erik Seeman, author of Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Andrew Ferguson reviews Fergus M. Bordewich, Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America

Cathleen Kaveny reflects theologically on the death of her mother

Peter Leithart reviews N.T. Wright’s History and Eschatology

Utah women had the right to vote well before the 19th Amendment

The Amish are skeptical of climate change

The Negro Leagues

Catholic college students vs. the KKK

Remember the sites of the slave trade

A relic from the election of 1800

Walter Isaacson reviews Edward Larson, Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

Rev. Barry Black at the Trump impeachment trial

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The exclamation point!

Frederick Douglass on Reconstruction

Praying for Trump

Are you a jerk?

Introvert teachers

The return of James Carville

Slavery, Native Americans, and the closing words of the Declaration of Independence

Historian James Kloppenberg on his former student Pete Buttigieg’s intellectual influences

Remembering Kobe: “One good teacher is worth ten star ball players.  Ten at least.”

The rise and fall of Perry Miller

Cal Thomas thinks we should suspend the National Prayer Breakfast

On the making of gospel music

A beginners guide to online “Christian influencers

Marilynne Robinson announces the next book in the Gilead series

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion

When Romney said nothing at all

A classicist reflects on the Trump impeachment trial

A pro-life Democrat leaves the party and joins the American Solidarity Party

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Popular historians rely on scholarly historians

Obituaries of Republicans who opposed Nixon’s impeachment

John McWhorter on the 1619 Project

Paula White explains the “satanic pregnancies” comment

The meaning of the phrase “knock on wood

Oxford’s first generation of women graduates

Jill Lepore on the threat to democracy in the 1930s

The evangelical book business

Should you read or reread?

More problems at Willow Creek

Cornel West on Howard Zinn

The Trump defense team peddled at least four myths about Andrew Johnson

What did Gouverneur Morris really believe about impeachment

Pro-life Democrats and here

Brokered conventions

Young Christian socialists

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Emma Willard’s maps

Is Sean Wilentz’s criticism of the 1619 Project misleading?

Keith Windschuttle on Gertrude Himmelfarb

Jim Lehrer, RIP

“Equality premised on the power to end life is not true equality at all”

Did Native Americans have any impact on the land before Europeans arrived?

Americans have an “allergy” to nuance, complexity, and irony

A defense of Trump

Sexual abuse among the Amish

Louis Masur reviews David Zucchino, Wilmington’s Life: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

The age of the deep archive dive is over

Mark Cheathem reviews Maxime Dagenais and Julien Mauduit, ed., Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion

What can evangelicals learn from the 1920s?

Gregg Frazer vs. Mark David Hall on Christianity and the founding

Pat Cipollone (Trump’s lawyer) and Catholicism

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Stephen R.I. Smith reviews Maxime Dagenais and Julien Mauduit, ed., Revolutions Across Borders: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion.

Methodists and the American Revolution

18th-century clergy preaching politics

The end of legacy admissions at Johns Hopkins

Randal Jelks reviews Kellie Carter Jackson, Force and Freedom: Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

The Democratic Party has a “left,” “center,” and “right”

National Conservatives: Trumpism after Trump

Why Brad Rutter lost the Jeopardy! GOAT tournament. And the philosophy professor who has the lowest score in Jeopardy! history.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Jews

David Blight reviews Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Digging up the Christiania Resistance of 1851

Making sense of the United Methodist schism

Methodists have divided before

Apongo and the Jamaican insurrection of 1760-1761

On the academic history job market

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Did Springsteen’s The River signal the end of rock and roll?

Does higher education’s promise remain unfulfilled?

David A. Bell reviews two new books on the Haitian Revolution

Johnny Cash and white nationalism

What did Christian Zionism have to do with the killing of Soleimani?  And here.

The art of college teaching

Historical analogies

Eddie Glaude reviews David Zucchino, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Stephen Phillips reviews Steve Inskeep, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Elizabeth Seton and immigrants

Black clergy support Christianity Today

How should we celebrate the 19th Amendment?

Pro-life Democrats

Football and faith at Clemson

Ben Carp reviews Wendy Bellion, Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Carving names on monuments

Mothers write to the first public orphanage in the United States

Are you still undecided on impeachment?

Tal Howard reviews the Netflix film “Two Popes”

Mormons and Medicaid

The United Methodist Church is splitting over gay marriage

Trump is no supporter of religious freedom

Vampires in colonial America

The diary of a late 19th-century traveling salesman

St. Paul’s Church (NYC) and the American Revolution

Partisan politics today and in the early republic

Smithsonian picks the best history-related movies of the last decade

Picturing Mount Vernon

Have colleges and universities always been hierarchical?

The African American to graduate with a medical degree

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The first Christmas was revolutionary

What happened to the ebook revolution?

Letters of recommendation

Forthcoming books on religion and politics

Bruce Springsteen and Glenn Campbell

History is hiding in the periodic table

Community museums

Impeachment and the fight for Billy Graham’s legacy

A case for engaged historians

Abraham Lincoln’s hat

Political courage is not politically risky

Georgia newspapers from the Civil War and Reconstruction

Reading Quaker George Fox’s journal during the British elections

Teaching historical writing

The history migraine headaches

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Death of religion?  Death of the humanities?

Should historians stay out of politics?

Pietist Schoolman on the Christianity Today editorial

Historians should speak about impeachment

What is rural?  What is urban?

Could the founding fathers have imagined this impeachment?

Mark Galli talks to The New Yorker.

Baseball cards

A tea party “playlist”

Teaching historical thinking skills

An evangelical wonders if he is an evangelical

Remembering the David Library of the American Revolution

Writing for the future

John Turner reviews Kathryn Long, God in the Rainforest: A Tale of Martyrdom and Redemption in Amazonian Ecuador

Did Ben Franklin really say, “A republic, if you can keep it?”

Gordon Wood, James Oakes, Victoria Bynum, Sean Wilentz, and James McPherson criticize the 1619 Project

The megachurch and Southern religion

Praying about impeachment

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Eric Foner reviews Mary Thomspon, “The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret”:  George Washington, Slavery and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

A millennial evangelical finds deeper community with his unbelieving coworkers than he does at church

The University of North Carolina, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and a campus monument

There are 435 members of the House of Representatives.  Why?

Principle over party in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson

The Benedict Option at work in St. Marys, Kansas

Christian colleges and student debt

Ranking Adam Sandler movies

The evangelical faith and work movement

Garry Wills on impeachment myths

Thinking historically about genealogy

British evangelicals and Brexit

Is America a Catholic country?

What secular progressives and moderate evangelicals have in common

Teaching the Caribbean

Katelyn Beaty reviews Kate Bowler, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities

Creating a book list for your comprehensive exams

Resourcesfor teaching about women in American history

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Virtue mongering among academics

Should you tell a search committee that you are from the area?

How did Meriwether Lewis die?

David Swartz reviews Darren Dochuk, Anointed With Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America

Eugene McCarraher talks about his new book The Enchantments of Mammon

Jill Lepore watches the impeaching hearings

Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman’s extended testimony on Trump and impeachment

I got the “$20 Replacement Badge

The death of Dorothy Bradford

The relevance of Bonhoeffer

Rethinking the Junior year

Christmas movies

The conservative case for Bernie Sanders

The history of racism in Virginia

Two old national roads

Healing social and political wounds

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

What happens when a charter school in North Carolina wants to teach indigenous history.

Is a “modern great books” curriculum the way to save the humanities

The abortion debate is dishonest

The “classics” and working class life

Social media and democracy

Nicole Hemmer on why Republicans win

Some great historical pieces on Thanksgiving

Andrea Turpin reviews Separate Pasts: Growing-Up White in the Segregated South

Judeo-Christianity

Mr. Rogers and the awkward pause

University community engagement as a “racket”

Carl Paulus reviews Stanley Harrold, American Abolitionism: Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times into Reconstruction

Americans believe Christianity is good for public life

Paige Patterson and the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention

Oklahoma and Baylor football’s role in Christian sports ministry

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Academic entrepreneurs

Lincoln and the West

David Blight on Frederick Douglass and the “possibility of America

Another defense of the lecture

Too much democracy?

Should the names of John Crist’s victims be released?

Did the Aztecs thing Cortez was a god?

Elizabeth Ann Seton and the American Revolution

Black patriotism in the American revolution

Bryant Simon reviews Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland

Jesuits against Prohibition

Paula White brings Pentecostalism into the mainstream

A nice introduction to the Salem Witch Trials

An interview with the editor of McSweeney’s

The complicated history of Jews in the early republic

Larycia Hawkins’s experience at Wheaton College is captured in a documentary

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