Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Writing rules to ignore

Making communion wafers

Lord Dunmore and slavery

A history of blackface

Graduate school takes its toll

The Great Commission

Virginia and race

Medical school yearbooks

Women’s suffrage and white supremacy

Do you want to read more books?  Here are some tips

Reduced teaching loads make better teachers

Midwestern history

The Alliance of American Football

Identity politics has been around for a long time

Eric Foner on Plessy v. Ferguson

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Is your syllabus too long?

What is liberalism?

Political converts

What happened to New Atheism?

The descendants of Georgetown University slaves

The evolution of the State of the Union address

A writer finds her students

Jackson Lears reviews two books on American empire

Paul Harvey on civil rights activist and intellectual Howard Thurman

Ned Blackhawk reviews David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

J.L. Bell on “American History’s Biggest Fibs”

Should the state do the church’s work?

Trump’s shutdown was an attack on American intellectual life

Sara Georgini on Jeremy Belknap and John Adams

A Jewish synagogue studies the Declaration of Independence and Federalist 10

Liberal education vs. liberal arts education

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

What happened to Lindsey Graham?

A smart take on the Buzzfeed-Mueller controversy

Hey Marie Kondo, don’t mess with my books!

Alan Wolfe reviews Francis Fukuyama, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Trump’s evangelicals do not go to church

End Abortion, End Poverty, End Racism, End War”

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice vs. The Confederate White House

Work and meaning

“Rough-and-tumble” park rangers

What happens when you try to film Hamilton from the fourth row of a theater in Puerto Rico

The slave narrative of a wealthy intellectual from West Africa

Does water have a flavor?

Histories of liberalism

Abigail Adams on French women

Teaching the recent past

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

What is a university without a history major?

Worse than Watergate

Progress and historical purity

Against nihilism only love can prevail

Critics

Trump’s “writing” reveals his “inadequate thought”

Progress in an age of anxiety

Are we in a “golden age” of higher education?

Tidying-up: a Christian view

Crises at the border

A prominent liberal Catholic writer calls the Pennsylvania Grand Jury sex abuse report “inaccurate, unfair, and misleading.”

National Review editors: “dump Steve King

Karen Swallow Prior

Where are the Indians in Jill Lepore’s These Truths?

Mr. Rogers

Finishing a book

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Populism and democracy

Using conservative arguments to oppose Trump’s wall

Eric Wakin reviews Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

William Penn

Why it took so long to ban lynching in the United States

Liberty University football

Rashida Tlaib is mirroring Trump’s style

Adam Goodheart reviews David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Mitt Romney and Mormon studies

Frank Reich was a seminary president before he was the coach of the Indianapolis Colts

Tim Murphy interviews historian Joanne Freeman about violence in Congress

Do conservatives in academia need a safe space?

Mean Gene Okerlund and Super Dave Osborn

Sean Wilentz reviews Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul From the Revolution to the Civil War

Slaves in Jamestown (1619)

GIFS for those on the academic job market

A case against bookless libraries

Bruce Springsteen and motherhood

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Slavoj Zizek vs. Jordan Peterson

Scholarship as the pursuit of merit badges and glory

Theological politics

Love and Wendell Berry’s fiction

Excavating at the site of the Battle of Princeton

Has liberalism failed?

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich asks: Where are the women at Harvard?

What if knowledge–the real, redeeming variety–is not power, but the opposite of it?

Wassailing

Dorothy Day

More Donald Trump–Andrew Jackson comparisons

The real story behind “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

It seems like everyone is writing about Phillis Wheatley these days!

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

New language for the abortion debate

Bringing “Springsteen on Broadway” to Netflix

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Goodbye Weekly Standard

Should you write over the holidays?

The history of showering

Silent Sam house is rejected

What does Black Lives Matter have to do with John Adams?

Are the critics of Southern Seminary’s statement on its racial past “graceless?”

Springsteen is coming to Netflix today and The Atlantic has it covered

After Trump will we need another Reconstruction?

A pro-life Catholic Democrat in Louisiana

Chris Gehrz on “Fairness for All

The biography of Jarena Lee

Marjoleine Kars reviews H.W. Brands, Heirs of the Founders: Henry Clay, John Calhoun, Daniel Webster

Evangelicals and #MeToo

George Washington’s “hard death

Cornell University Press editor Michael McGandy talks books

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things on line that caught my attention this week:

Was George H.W. Bush the “last WASP president?”

Italian-Americans

How to get into a history Ph.D program

Andrew Delbanco reviews Joanne Freeman’s The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Did George H.W. Bush “lead the GOP toward evangelicalism?”

Civility:  duty or trap?

A nice collection of political maps

The red kettles of the Salvation Army

Linda Killian reviews Nick Bunker’s Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

George H.W. Bush and the “religion card

Why progressives need both populism and religion

Obsolete history textbooks?

Thoughts on the decline in the number of history majors

David Blight on the childhood of Frederick Douglass

Some advice on networking at conferences

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The burden of the black public intellectual

Should we abolish the electoral college?

Education and moral purpose

The last of the Inklings

Another attempt to define evangelicalism

Randall Kennedy reviews David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Deconstructing the 81%

Thomas Nast’s Thanksgiving

The U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Americans

The decline of brick and mortar shopping

Civility

What is Ben Sasse reading?

Plymouth Rock

Kevin Kruse reviews Sarah Churchwell, Behold America: The Entangled History of “America First” and  “the American Dream”

Why can’t students write well?

The New York Times book review lists its “100 Notable Books” of 2018

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week;

Interviews with search committees

Broomsticks in American slavery

Staying awake to watch LeBron

Faith and loss

Du Bois and institutional racism

Are “white evangelical voters” evangelical?

Teaching Hamilton

Populism and liberal elites

Monrovia, Indiana

Catherine O’Donnell on writing biography

The final years of the slave trade

Doing public scholarship

Colonial Canada?

Some great university press books about politics

Teaching the early American republic in Utah

The evangelical crackup

Mental maps of politics

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A Simone Weil revival

When the Klan came to Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Leo Durocher

Eric Foner reviews David Blight’s new biography of Frederick Douglass

Who are the opponents of political correctness?

How archivists, librarians, and museum professionals help communities heal in the wake of violence

Help Chris Gehrz start a Christian liberal arts college

James K.A. Smith

Religion, politics, and the news

Evangelicals and Catholics in the age of Trump

Wendell Berry on raising kids

More history wars

Trump, history, and the politics of rage

The history of mail bombs

Evangelicals and the common good

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Francis Fukuyama

Who are the 81%?  John Hawthorne reflects on a new study

Khalil Gibran Muhammad reviews Sean Wilentz’s No Property Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding

Annette Gordon Reed on MLK

Ocean Grove, New Jersey:  Methodist paradise

Does the left need a MAGA narrative?

George Scialabba

An amusement park for sale

Did the founding fathers believe in originalism?

Identity politics

What happens when people stop writing letters and books become less central to society?

How to read and why

Can states rights save us?

U.S. borders are straight lines

On nuance

Kitsch at Salem

Alex Karp reviews Jill Lepore’s These Truths: A History of the United States

Is civility possible?

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Fake scholarship

Libraries

Christian humanism

Manisha Sinha on American slavery

Heather Richardson on a fundamental belief of the GOP

Kavanaugh and Ivy League resentment

Garrett Epps’s “requiem” for the Supreme Court

How we might know Kavanaugh did not tell the truth

Genius awards

Atheists talking like believers

Jonathan Zimmerman on character and Supreme Court nominations

Larry Norman and Christian rock

Alan Jacobs on being Christian in the age of Trump

Drew Gilpin Faust on Pauli Murray’s memoir

The rise of liberation theology

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Christian Zionism

Shopping bags

The Monarchy of Fear

Globalism and American greatness

Kavanaugh and Catholics

Cohen, Darling, and Hernandez in the Mets broadcast booth

A short history of rushed Supreme Court confirmations

Jill Lepore on the Kavanaugh mess

Baseball cards

Emily Yankowitz reviews Judith Ridner, The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania: A Varied People

Chris Lehmann on Kavanaugh and male privilege

Narrative radio

David Reynolds reviews Joanne Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Teaching the Fugitive Slave Act

John Cotton’s sexual misconduct

David Brooks at Bethel University

Conservative evangelical women and the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Sam Wineburg on Howard Zinn

Notre Dame’s new core curriculum

Sharing news about our lives is not new to the social media age

Azusa Pacific University changes its position on LGBTQ students

Inside the Oneida community mansion house

Today’s version of Lincoln’s “House Divided

Baseball mitts

Martha Nussbaum on fear

Barack Obama: American historian

John McEnroe: “Super Brat

A liberal Christian searches for a home in the church

Christian rock music

How a liberal and pro-lifer navigate marriage

Tips on interviewing well on the academic job market

Religion in Missouri

Lincolnalia for sale

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Radicals: John Reed, Alice Paul, Randolph Bourne, Max Eastman, and Walter Lippman

Whose voices count at the University of Nebraska?

Sabbath is a radical idea

This piece on Serena is worth thinking about

Civic reawakening

Jackson Lears on the 1960s

Andrew Sullivan reviews Jill Lepore’s latest book, These Truths: A History of the United States

Nostalgia in early America

Writing a history of America through maps

Teaching history at a historically black college or university

Historians and networking

Chris Gehrz’s life with the Dewey decimal system

Patricia Limerick on Ken Burns

It looks like Paige Patterson is at it again

Reagan’s religion

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Get some historical perspective on Labor Day

The op-edization of everything

The Great Books in service of social justice

Asbury Park

Slavery and presidential estates

World’s fairs

African American history in the age of Trump

What is going on at NYU?

The history of capitalism

McCain photos

College rankings based on their contribution to the public good

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

The coddling and splintering of the American mind

Camp Wanamaker

Lemonade stands

Jan Ellen Lewis, RIP and Jesse Lemisch

Evangelicals are afraid

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Slavery and modern business management.

Black pastors and court evangelicalism

Howard University in the age of Trump

Must a Christians be a theocrat?

Tiger is back

The first day of history class

Weapons of Mass Seduction

Moral economies

The library

Christians prefer to go to church with people who share their political views

What happened to the theocons?

Wendell Berry and higher education

McEnroe

Julia Stockton Rush

Democrats are reclaiming patriotism

The history of American Judaism

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The North American destinations of U.S. goods

The Aretha Franklin B-Sides

The recent history of midterm elections

On the road with a conservative columnist and his family

Antique roadshow as a religious ritual

Writing boxes

Paul Gleason reviews Randall Stephens, The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll

The failure of Catholic episcopacy

The fate of liberal contrarians

American towns

The university’s “unsatiable appetite for doing more.”  And a discussion

Should local newspapers stay out of the war against Trump?

Populism and democracy

Trump and ICE

The whitest county in America

Elite colleges and ethical formation

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Read old books

Charlottesville a year later. And here

Liberation theology

Ross Douthat on the humanities

Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan and Dutch America

Suffrage and black women

Promotional intellectuals

History is not everything

Is evangelicalism an “imagined community?”

Scholarly reading

On thinking

Slavery at Princeton

Who is afraid of Jordan Peterson?

Walden Pond today

Public scholars

Looking for John Calvin