Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

William Livingston and Christianity

Jose Torre reviews John Dixon, The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

The Protestant Reformation: More than a “tragic necessity?

A beautiful summation

A conference on New England’s “religious spaces

Stanley Hauerwas on the sins of John Howard Yoder

National Salvation

What historians are saying about the JFK files

Office hours

Mapping the Road to American Independence

Historians and the future

Twitter guidelines

Sports ministries and NFL protests

Teaching, the Internet, and “glow-in-the-dark newspapers”

David Halberstam

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Public theology

Conference on Faith and History Call for Papers

Jack Rakove reviews George William Van Cleve, We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution

Trump in rural America

Is digital humanities still worth it?

The attention economy

Tim Keller vs. Rod Dreher on Christian cultural engagement

Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Aldous, Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

Critical history, museums, and storytelling

Empathy

Trump: Democratic autocrat?

Monuments in New York City

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Photos of an Indian boarding school

Alex Shepard reviews Ron Chernow’s Grant

Ben Franklin’s skeletons in the basement

Chad Wellmon reviews Alan Jacobs’s How to Think

Peter Brown reviews a recent translation of  St. Augustine’s Confessions

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Samuel Moyn reviews James C. Scott, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

A public intellectual explains how she became a public intellectual

Natural disastersNatural disasters are never entirely natural

Fear in U.S. history

The art of disagreement

Richard Moe reviews Ron Chernow, Grant.  T.J. Siltes reviews it here.

Thoughts and prayers

Judeo-Christian

Should we repeal the Second Amendment?

Nicholas Junkerman reviews Molly Farrell, Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

John Inazu on Michael Cromartie

Gunning in America: a history

Smith on Smith

Losing our civil religion?

The error (baseball)

 

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Ibram X. Kendi

Charles Marsh on evangelicals and mental illness

A historian’s critique of Andrew Bacevich’s review of PBS’s “The Vietnam War”

Ta-Nehisi Coates: public intellectual

The National Museum of African American History and Culture turns 1

The end of college basketball in New York City

Aaron Chin reviews Gautham Rao, National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State

New scholarship on the Vietnam War

Wedding dresses

Fall

John Turner reviews Douglas Winiarski, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

John McPhee: writer

A different kind of college ranking system

Christians against the founding

Steven Hahn reviews several books on white working-class America

Springsteen’s Nebraska at 35

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Help archives damaged by Harvey and Irma

Photography, history, and politics

Sarah Zang reviews James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

The meaning of Charlottesville

Trump and the end of the “American Era

The Stanford of the East

Who suffers from anti-intellectualism?

Conservative professors

Podcasts and investigative reporting

Eugene McCarraher reviews Duff McDonald, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite

A daughter turns ten

Do ideas have consequences in the age of Trump?

John McPhee talks about the writing process

Will you be watching Ken Burns’s “The Vietnam War?”  Here is some background reading.

The legend of Lou Gehrig

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Coates: “The First White President

We need Reinhold Niebuhr today.  We don’t need Reinhold Niebuhr today.

Steve Bannon: amateur theologian

Abram Van Engen reviews Baird Tipson, Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

How to think

A big pay day for the College Board (AP exams)

Grant Wacker remembers Michael Cromartie

Born to Run is out in paperback

Robert Jenson: “America’s theologian”

Public History journal shares past articles on monuments

Back to school supplies–19th-century style

Teaching American history with Journal of American History articles.

Undergraduate research in history

This weatherman is very good

We worship, “the self, the me, the I.”

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Al Mohler on why he signed the Nashville Statement

The semester is not even one-week old and I already have “bingo” multiple ways.

The museum of “Enslavement and Mass Incarceration

Dreamers and “the law”

How do the history classes in your state’s schools present the Civil War?

Are today’s Protestants closer in belief to Luther or Catholicism?

Cardinal Robert Sarah versus James Martin S.J.: Catholics debate the Nashville Statement

Michael S. Roth reviews Cathy N. Davidson, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

This is funny, but probably not true

Another defense of the lecture

Sanford Levinson: “Our Constitution wasn’t built for Trump

Let CNN’s Jim Acosta do his job.  He does it well

Ken Burns

Book burning

Scott Spillman reviews David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Liberty University responds to Politico’s “flophouse” story

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Teaching graduate students to teach

The most important letter(s) in history?

A response to Mark Lilla on identity politics.  Jim Sleeper reviews Lilla here.

Mark Lilla and New Yorker‘s David Remnick talk identity politics

The meaning of Confederate statues

Annette Gordon-Reed reflects on the book that launched her career

Philadelphia socialists

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yoni Appelbaum talk Charlottesville

Tall tennis players

Kim Phillips-Fein reviews Jacques Berlinerblau, Campus Confidential: How College Works, or Doesn’t, for Professors, Parents, and Students

Stonewall Jackson

Ben Franklin, Deborah Franklin, and smallpox

Liberal arts majors and careers in the tech world

Sacco and Vanzetti’s trial

When historians matter

Patricia Limerick on when to draw the line on monuments to questionable figures

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught our attention this week:

Philadelphia’s “slavery memorial” and George Washington

Prominent historians Civil War, the Confederacy, monuments, and race in America

Toppling Confederate monuments as “regime change

A writer and teacher of history changes his mind about Confederate monuments

What about monuments to and gravestones of Confederate soldiers?

Always good to hear Eric Foner on these things

David Blight on why the Civil War has returned

Not for the faint of heart

A Charlottesville perspective on Confederate statues

How college works

Debating public memory

Should we remove Confederate monuments from Gettysburg?

MSNBC emerges

Why Confederate and Union statues often look alike

Robert E. Lee at West Point

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The Public Scholar Program

Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Geoffrey Stone, Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Orgins to the Twenty-First Century

Trump’s narcissism

Robin Ventura vs. Nolan Ryan

Stark Mad Abolitionists

What if Obama said it?

The Marshall Plan as “America First”

Smartphones and iGens

Tal Howard reviews Mark Lilla, The Shipwrecked Mind

When Doritos invaded the Outer Banks

Ta-Nehisi Coates weighs-in on HBO’s Confederate

There was a time when populism united American workers

Christian colleges and sexual ethics

First-generation college students and the liberal arts

Taking David Barton seriously

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Fred Kaplan responds to Manisha Sinha’s review of his book Lincoln and the Abolitionists

Academic language

The writing-stalled professor

The records of 17th century Massachusetts Bay

Being rich is not good for your soul

Trump asked Priebus to kill a fly

Health care and life

Civil War battlefield preservation

Confederate

Social history and evangelical history

Elias Boudinot: commissary of prisoners

Most evangelicals think Muslims don’t belong in America

How to read your alumni magazine

Mapping American expansion

Did evangelicals hold their noses when they voted for Trump?

Ben Park reviews Adam Jortner, Blood From the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic

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?