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

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Thinking

Embracing Wikipedia

Why study history?

The National Confederate Museum

The first Japanese man in America

Solzhenitsyn in Vermont

Black intellectuals and Japan

From atheism to the Catholic priesthood

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving The Atlantic

The Emanuel AME Memorial

The “Wall of Separation

Quaker suffering

A lesson for never-Trumpers from the 1850s

Things seem to be getting worse at Taylor University

Martha Nussbaum on fear

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The “witches” are real

America before air conditioning

Semicolons

Is American democracy coming apart?

Expanding what it means to be pro-life

Do we need a third Reconstruction?

When Wisconsin was progressive

Alan Jacobs on blog posts, blogging, and books

Serena

Do historians judge the past by today’s standards?

Nostalgia

Make America Great Again

Elizabeth II and U.S. presidents

Religion and FDR

Steely Dan

The ambiguity of the 14th Amendment

History and Supreme Court decisions

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The “Kingdom of God

Science vs. humanities?

How book editors find books to publish

Class in America

Sexual politics at Wimbledon

Nostalgia

John Wilson on the links between “life writing” and  “giving your testimony”

Consuming news in the 21st century.  What would Thoreau think?

The history of Sunday mail delivery

What is God? (and the state of the public square)

Barnes & Noble

The midterm elections:  in 1866

Michael Kazin reviews Stuart E. Eisenstat, President Carter: The White House Years

Rocky Marciano

Noah Feldman on the immediate future of the Supreme Court

Eric Miller on the Oak Tree Podcast

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Contrarians

Trump and Canada: some historical perspective

Humanities majors and employment

Deep journalism in an age of repetitive content

Is there such a thing as a “better Christian nationalism?”

Does Anthony Kennedy’s retirement signal the end of conservatism in America?

What did Vince Velasquez of the Phillies just do?

Civility

More civility

Lindsey Chervinsky reports from the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference

Catholics and race

Teaching gun history

American religion and the fertility rate

Battle to overturn Roe v. Wade

Evangelicals and whiteness

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Hipster nostalgia

Well-behaved women and history

Vote Against Prohibition

Michael Kazin reviews Patricia O’Toole, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

10 stories on immigration under Trump

5 types of summer vacations

Should we give Trump his wall?

Could Southern Baptists become feminists?

The Trump administration and the Heritage Foundation

Is the Republic Party worth fighting for?

Atticus Finch

The Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768

Are we living in a pivotal moment for American Protestantism?

Charleston, SC apologizes for its role in the slave trade

The moderate founding fathers

Christian

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The University of Chicago no longer wants your SAT or ACT scores

The Republican Party was at prayer last week in Dallas

Is the Southern Baptist Convention changing?

Postcards at the Newberry Library

Trumpism before Trump

An editorial cartoonists is fired

Do parents kill progress?

Is Trump a man of faith?

Imani Perry on Alabama

Women who opposed the “trail of tears”

Absentee fathers on Father’s Day

Evangelicals and #metoo

Springsteen and the “shining city on a hill”

Ruth Graham with more Romans 13 commentary

How fatherhood has changed

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Beating writer’s block

Trump as George Costanza

The history of “God Bless America

Conan goes to 30 minutes

Who was Nick Chiles?

Scott Pruitt and evangelicals.  And here

Rare books and climate change

Interpreting difficult American history at national parks

Scott Pruitt and Chick-fil-A

Black Catholics

Beth Moore as president of the Southern Baptist Convention?

Religious studies professors and the culture wars

K-O-I-N-O-N-I-A

Christian colleges and sexual ethics

Summer writing groups

Remembering racial violence in Montgomery

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

His guilt is my guilt too

Why you should get off social media and get off now

The politics of country music

Defining “evangelical”

The dissertation:  How to write the introduction

The editors of the 135 biggest English-language newspapers

James Berkey reviews Benjamin Fagan, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation

Progressives and the Protestant origins of religious liberty

Community and the humanities

The St. Augustine (Florida) monster

MLK monuments

Readers

The GOP grifters

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Historians and Hamilton

Mr. Rogers

Summer Reading

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A memorial dinner at the White House.  J.D. Salinger declined.

Who turned the South to the GOP?  Was it politicians or pastors?

The decline of Barnes & Noble

Are centrists hostile to democracy?

Twitter conferences

John McWhorter on Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Why We Teach”

I loved this essay in 2005 when it appeared and I still love it.

Religion and film

Americans have always loved to relax

The battle for the beach

Catholics, civic virtue, and the common good

Barbecue

David Moore interviews Ross Douthat

John McCain

Kelly Baker reviews Come Sunday

Where was Memorial Day born?

A new collection of Wendell Berry essays

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Little magazines, think tanks, and public intellectuals

Old timers talking…in the 1920s!

Julian Zelizer reviews Stuart E. Eizenstat, President Carter: The White House Years

The 9.9 percent

Giant royal heads

Michelle Orihel reviews Thomas Cutterham, Gentleman Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Why academic theology needs the church

Horace Bushnell and cosmopolitan Christianity

The order of worship at the royal wedding

Mark Boonshoft reviews Craig Bruce Smith, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Eric Miller doesn’t like Twitter

“This is America,’ Childish Gambino, and Flannery O’Connor

Christian Zionism

Alan Wolfe on 1968

Has Trump destroyed Obama’s legacy?

A visit to the NRA convention

Molly Worthen reviews Ross Douthat, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

 

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The history of the selfie

Is education a waste of time and money?

Why do we need memories when everything is captured on video?

Martin Luther King Jr.: Bridge builder

Learning about antebellum America through an old quilt

Professors and writing online

American evangelicals and Israel

The Gilder Lehrman Institute and “Hamilton”

Parenting in antebellum America

Books on Paul

Commencement speeches

An interesting theory

When does writing begin?

Milk is controversial

David Blight reviews two new books on U.S. Grant