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

More on Catholicism’s relationship with evangelical dominionism

The tabloid presidency

Saving Civil War battlefields

George McGovern and the religious left

Subscribing to a colonial newspaper

David Library fellows talk about their research

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

William F. Buckley and the collapse of conservatism

Samsom Occom and Phillis Wheatley

Niebuhr, irony, and Trump

Religious freedom and diversity in early America

Elizabeth Bruenig reviews some new books on Martin Luther

A writer takes his father to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ida B. Wells

Richard Kahlenberg reviews Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Should we stop denigrating public intellectuals?

Goodbye card catalogs

The first casualty of the Continental Army

History communicators and academics

The diaries of John Quincy Adams

Antonio Spadaro talks about this controversial “ecumenism of hate” article

Manisha Sinha reviews Fred Kaplan, Lincoln and the Abolitionists

A monument to the first woman to start a bank

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, and the Civil War.  Eric Foner reviews it here.

Rhode Island’s 1780s experiment in radical democracy

Is Bernie Sanders an anti-evangelical bigot?

Prisons and environmental history

Cleaning-up your office

A guide for doing research at Oxford University’s Bodleian libraries

Eran Zeknik interviews Robert Parkinson, author of The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Some tips on academic publishing

The “spiritual geography” of Black Washington D.C.

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 Early America

Dylan

Jill Lepore on America’s “shared past”

Libraries

Identity politics and memory loss

Write every day or you won’t get it done

Memorial Day songs

Problems with Pence

Amy Black reviews Michael Wear, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America

Professors in the summer

Linda Colley reviews David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Charles Lane reviews Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Trump and the prosperity gospel

Franklin Graham and evangelicalism

Jane Kamensky reviews Holger Hoock, Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth

J.D. Vance on Janesville, WI

Kacy Dowd Tillman reviews Sarah Crabtree, Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Mr. Met

The Rod Dreher paradox

Colleges and the history of anti-urbanism

Ingrid Rowland reviews six books on Martin Luther

Books on writing well

A very short primer on Reinhold Niebuhr

Can we still interpret the monuments removed in New Orleans?

Toqueville’s relevance

Why students hate history

Catholics and the suburbs in American history

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Writing as an individual pursuit

Lucas Kelley reviews Robert Parkinson, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

The Mission

Found:  Women’s suffrage monument

Reading history as an act of resistance

Another attack on the lecture

Christian Fascism in the Cold War

Jonathan Yardley reviews John Boles, Jefferson: Architect of Liberty

Jesse Lemisch on a “usable past

Vocation and work at Duke Divinity School

An admission book from an early-19th-century prison

Jamestown

Paul Putz reviews William J. Baker, Of Gods and Games: Religious Faith and Modern Sports

Gary Dorrien on Reinhold Niebuhr

Historians and nostalgia

Mark Cheathem talks Andrew Jackson with Brian Lamb–TONIGHT!

Sean Wilentz: “A Long Way from Comey to Watergate”

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Rod Dreher has an update on the Paul Griffiths controversy at Duke Divinity School

Do we still know how to be citizens?

Social history and the New York City draft riots of 1863

Why the removal of Confederate monuments is complicated

Why James Otis Jr, never became a founding father

African-American jockeys at the Kentucky Derby

Historians and the amicus brief

Don’t blame historians for Trump

The culture wars need peacemakers

Ignorance in history

A new book from master history teacher James Percoco

Uncle Tom and Uncle Remus

A Hillary Clinton–Andrew Jackson comparison

Forthcoming books in American religious history

Teaching America’s long 19th century

James Livingston on the left and liberalism

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The durability of religion in modern society

Tweeting Augustine

How much coffee is safe?

Are these the best Civil War books ever written?

The GOP is the “America First” party

More on Georgetown University and slavery

The children of Luther

Evangelicalism has a gloomy side and a cheerful side

Barack Obama’s speeches

Was Neil Postman right?

Doc Gooden

Were the 1980s the “Good Ol’ Days?

Donald Trump on American history

Historians in the federal government

Historians tweet about Trump’s first 100 days

Students doing American religious history in the archives

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 Kazin on why U.S. entrance into World War I may have been a bad idea

Did CNN create Trump?

Nationalism

More Jackson-Trump comparisons

What happened to the New York State Historical Association?

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The value of the independent critic

Slow teaching

Did Fukuyama get the last laugh?

Picnics and nostalgia

Age in early America

Durocher and Stengel

How do we understand intelligence?

Will baseball consider its past as it moves forward?

History’s best baseball umpires

Douglas Brinkley reviews Frances Fitzgerald, The Evangelicals? Garry Wills reviews it here. Alan Wolfe reviews it here.

The invention of Little League

Mark Silk feels bad for Russell Moore

Liberal originalists

Reagan, humanities, and the “city upon a hill”

Guilt

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Reading books

Curating

“Highbrow Trumpism”

The Adamses on Andrew Jackson

Paul Bauman reviews Rod Dreher, The Benedict Option

Burr, Jefferson, and treason

What does a teacher do when students, for political reasons, don’t want to read Marx (or anything else for that matter).

The politics of Frederick Douglass

Evangelicals respond to Trump’s budget proposal

Is America really a nation of immigrants?

Andrew Jackson and state’s rights

Reconstruction resources

Arkansas teachers want Zinn

A history course on Trump at the University of Minnesota

Bauerlein on Smith on the Benedict Option

Why historians matter

Has Ken Burns ruined the documentary film?

Conservatives and refugees

Deep tensions in the Southern Baptist Church

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Cultural criticism as community service

A global historian starts to question global history

Rod Dreher responds to Christianity Today forum on the Benedict Option.  Elizabeth Bruenig discusses the Benedict Option here.

The white working class and the decline of the church as a site of civic engagement

Nice job Middlebury College.  Myron Magnet makes sense here.

Three books on the rural, white, poor South.

What do you know about Article V of the U.S. Constitution?

A Thomas Nast cartoon on Reconstruction

Calhoun at Yale

Louisa Thomas reviews Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.

A brief history of executive orders

Tupperware parties

A Christian college president and an LGBT activist find common ground

Trump, evangelicals, and civil religion

Amazon’s brick and mortar bookstores

Historians on Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress

Perhaps there is a silver-lining

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Andrew Bacevich on David Brooks on making America great again

Intellectual humility and American democracy

Is Trump a populist?  And Trumpism is not economic populism.

If heaven has a gate, should Americans have a wallAmericans have a wall?

Was Hitler religious?

Some good reads for Black History Month

Kristin Du Mez is still searching for Christian America

Where is the Articles of Confederation in early histories of the American Revolution?

When should share your historical expertise for free?  When shouldn’t you do it?

Theologies of American exceptionalism

Trump’s refugee executive order in historical context

Are good teachers bad scholars?

Who do academics serve?  Who do they write for?

Ranking America’s presidents

The history of Black History Month

Nollstock

Book recommendations for the first half of the U.S. survey

James Fenimore Cooper and the New Testament

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A Jackson scholar sets the record straight on the Trump-Jackson comparison

This is the best thing I have read on Betsy DeVos’s religion and Calvin College connections

Arguing over conservatism

Bacevich on conservatism after Trump

Peter Beinart defends Milo

Frederick Douglass is still relevant

Amos Alonzo Stagg and Donald Trump

Martha Nussbaum on “Hamilton the Musical”

This title of this article sounds a lot like a chapter in our Confessing History

What Barack Obama taught us about African-American History.

Garry Wills on Trump’s hair

George Washington and Islam

Randall Balmer on the Johnson Amendment

Donald Trump kicks off Black History Month

Robert George and Angela Wu Howard on Trump’s executive order on immigration

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Bibliomania

We are caught between “infinite possibility and limited resources”

Democrats and religion

Andrew Seal reviews David S. Brown, Moderates: The Vita Center of American Politics, From the Founding to Today

Is pro-life more than abortion?

New England beginnings

The legacy of Mary Tyler Moore

Public humanities students write their own syllabus

Carla Mulford talks about the imperial Ben Franklin

Funding the Christian Right

What is a Catholic university?

What to put in your history pedagogy toolbox

American Judaica, 1841-1876: A new website from the American Antiquarian Society

How to write a book

Evangelical masculinity in the age of Trump

John Turner reviews Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.  Beverly Gage reviews it here.

Benedict Arnold and Betsy DeBlois

Stanley Haurwas on Trump’s religion

Kate Thompson reviews Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Truth is often the product of “self-critical search and dialogue.”

Trump’s understanding of solidarity

Barack Obama’s vita

Was Trump’s victory a “Jacksonian Revolt?”

What do inaugural addresses tell us about American history? (From 2004)

Some really bad presidential inaugurations

Are innovation and tradition compatible?

Did Trump exploit Christian voters?  Some historical perspective

Trump’s truth

Ben Carp reviews Zachary McLeod Hutchins, ed., Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act.

Faith the Obama farewell

Historian Michael Kazin has a “decades-long addition to perverse right-wing media.”

The White House Historical Association

“How ironic that we so quickly become what we despise.”

The lives of ex-Presidents.

Nostalgia

The novel that predicted Trump

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The muddling of public discourse in a post-truth era

African-American soldiers and the Civil War battle of New Market Heights

Gabriel Winant reviews Steven Hahn, A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910

Richard Rorty on love of country and identity politics

Antifascism in America

Allesandro Portelli reviews Springsteen’s memoir

John Kasich and “false prophets

Jumping on the bandwagon

Presidents as intellectuals

John Wilson, the editor of Books & Culture, has a new job (and apparently a new beard)

Obama, faith, and the common good

Evangelicalism and business history

Mapping cholera in 1832

Victor David  Hanson asks if there is “something about the land itself that promotes conservatism?”

W.E.B. Du Bois in the age of Trump

Evangelicals and Russia

A new podcast highlights the research of American Antiquarian Society  fellows

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Check out our coverage of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

Philip Jenkins on the Electoral College

Scalping in The Revenant

Historical reflection on Trump, a devil we know.

Mary Moody Emerson

Harvey Cox and the Christian left

Elites

Is it possible to count the 2016 election as “unsullied?”

Is civic virtue possible?

George Washington in a man bun?

Casey Sanchez reviews David Silverman, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

An assistant professor on what he wished he knew as a graduate student

Colin Chapell talks about gender and the holiness movement in the South

Paul Harvey is churning out books

What are intellectuals good for?

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Sneaker politics

Hamilton backed his arch-rival to keep a “tyrant” from the presidency

Anyone who suggests Wendell Berry’s vision is flawed is a heretic 🙂

What to expect from the religious liberty front in 2017

Moving beyond biography in African American history

Pro-life progressives

Tony Campolo’s son is a secular humanist chaplain

Historiann in the age of Trump

David Letterman discusses life after late night

Race and religion in American history

Ordinary America

Academic job wikis

Presidential portraits

Is the decline of Christian America a bad thing?

Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Robert Parkinson, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Paul Finkelman on legal history and slavery

Living in time

Toward Democracy book club at the U.S. Intellectual History blog

 

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Jim Grossman of the American Historical Association looks back on the 2016 election. Was it historic?

Chris Gehrz on the problems of biography

Meeting Springsteen

Why national history matters

Wealthy presidents

Religious liberty vs. LGBT rights

Ruth Graham reviews Gerry Bowler’s Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday

The decline of Civil War Round Tables?

A post by one of my favorite Wheaton College professors about one of my other favorite Wheaton College professors. (BTW, the subject is about Christians and politics).

Our first “Black Friday” POTUS

Black Christian public intellectuals

Three books to improve your writing

Christian colleges and Christian nationalism

How conservatives and progressives think about the past

Donald Trump and the New Deal

Sorting your books

Charisma and religion in the history of American politics