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

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A black professor tells his story.  More here.

Benjamin Lay:  Radical Quaker prophet

Kristin Kobes Du Mez reflects on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Marx at 200

Vietnam and the rise of the Christian Right

The history of the treadmill

Alan Jacobs on race and growing-up in Birmingham

Historian Robert Caro talks New York history

Lebron James and Paul George to the Lakers?

Does it take an egomaniac to bring down an egomaniac?

The African-American community in the shadow of white supremacist monument

Culture wars

Historian Manisha Sinha takes on Kanye

An African American evangelical pastor talks about race and evangelicalism

The House chaplain is back

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

“Faith and learning” or “love and understanding?”

R.R. Reno reviews Patrick Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed

Congressional chaplain

The United States of America:  It is getting better?

The world’s best independent bookstores

The tides of Boston

Wendell Berry and politics

Baseball will survive

More on what is happening at Religion News Service. And here

Two kingdom theology and Trump

Alan Jacobs on “platforms” and a bunch of other stuff related to life in a digital age.

Mickey Calloway

Environmental history

Nicholas Cannariato reviews Marilynne Robinson, What Are We Doing Here?

$20 for each typo

Michael Fletcher reviews Jason Sokol, The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Springsteen and the Catholic imagination

Declining pay for freelance writers

Grant Wood

Demand for pro-Trump conservative columnists in the age of Trump

George Washington and Yelp

J. Gresham Machen wrote Christianity and Liberalism.  James Bratt writes “Christianity and Evangelicalism

Rarely seen Springsteen photos

George and Barbara Bush

Early New Orleans

Hauerwas on virtue

Adult learners need the liberal arts

Read the introduction of Mark Cheathem’s forthcoming book on Andrew Jackson

Amish vacations

The digital in the classroom

Forthcoming books in American religious history

Embracing presentism

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Humanities meme of the year

Quakers and price

Lonely liberals

I used to live in Deerfield, IL

MLK as healer

John Quincy Adams observes Easter in St. Petersburg

A Frederick Douglass novella

Why a department’s best teachers should teach general education

Tech and the humanities

A 36-year old accountant puts on the pads for the Blackhawks

John and Abigail Adams meet social media

Leadership in history

Changing suburbia

Why are you a historian?

James Banner reviews James Lewis’s The Burr Conspiracy

Podcasting and the history of radio

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Happy Easter!

The new intolerance?

Should you turn down a tenure-track position?

Christianity and baseball

Teaching Marilynne Robinson

National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates

What James Baldwin did after MLK was assassinated

Mark Bauerlein on the cutting of humanities

Phillis Wheatley

Do we need more patriotic history?

The West Virginia teachers’ strike in historical perspective

Webster’s Dictionary and nationalism

The Resurrection

Porn and the presidency

Lessons from indentured servanthood

Mormons and race

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Experimental writing

The Faithlessness of Donald Trump

The death of political parties?

“Spring” 1968

Why do a Pittsburgh newspaper and a Toledo newspaper have the same editorial page?

Moving beyond identity politics

The “quiet revolution” of Mr. Rogers

Sean Wilentz on the difference between “liberal” and “progressive”

I used to work for Pinkerton

Linda Colley on politics:  “history will be indispensable

Johnny Appleseed

Anti-Trump senator from Nebraska who always votes with Trump is writing a book

Using and abusing history in the age of Trump

A job

Don’t steal things from archives

Gift shops at Civil War sites

More on Billy Graham’s legacy

It’s “Shed of the Year” time!

Teaching Ben Franklin’s failures

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Eugene Genovese and slaveholders

I’d rather be dead than afraid

Is there a difference between a reenactor and a living historian

Obligations of the nobility in American life

Jon Meacham on Barbara Tuchman

Alan Jacobs on conversation and equality

Close reading in a digital age

A cultural critic reflects on fitness culture

Mitch Landrieu’s “Lost Cause” reading list

Impeachment

Frontier nuns

How the liberal arts at Christian colleges might die

Gratitude and the Christian liberal arts

The integrity of Billy Graham

Adam Laats talks fundamentalist colleges

The Museum of the Bible and biblical scholarship

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

No case for the humanities?

Where is Barack Obama?

Will there ever be another Billy Graham?

Jake Tapper

Jim Ryun on Roger Bannister

Manisha Sinha: “Eerie Echoes of the Civil War

Commemorating Reconstruction

Blacks leaving white evangelical churches

Who owns the Bible?

Images for blog posts and PPT slides

Should Christians be prophetic?

Trump and conservative evangelical women

Populists contempt for intellectuals

A Tennessee school has a mural of a lynching in its gymnasium

Hayden White, RIP

Doug Sweeney discusses his recent book on Jonathan Edwards

Lucretia Mott

More on historians and monuments

Generous thinking for the common good

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Writing and parenting

Martin Luther King Jr. in seminary

The tattooed professor on inclusive teaching

Samuel Moyn reviews Mark Lilla, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

Time to rethink the history we have been telling ourselves

Editing and outlining don’t count

The art of Kara Walker

Randy Fuller reviews Christopher Grasso, ed., Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso’s Civil War

Wilfred McClay on “curating

Michael Kazin on the Great Society

The Age of Reason is still “alive and well.”  And here.

Los Angeles Review of Books reviews new books by Patrick Deneen and James K.A. Smith

Black evangelicals at Moody Bible Institute

“Free America”

Keeping the faith of Billy Graham

Teaching historical context

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught our attention this week:

Students and the limits of the five paragraph essay

More Erin Bartram and here.

Chester A. Arthur

Benevolence and respectability in early America

Confronting Mississippi history

Women and Prohibition

Remembering Bob Costas’s pink eye

The “tyranny of convenience

George Washington: Legend in his own time

Coal and Blair Mountain Battlefield

Localism

Protestants and immigration history

T.H. Breen on the Museum of the American Revolution

Why revolutions happen

Martin Marty on faith and the Enlightenment

Changes to the American Historical Review

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Is Australia a country?

Good work Jennie Willoughby

Insulting valentines

The bones of Bishop Sheen

How Barack Obama failed to protect his legacy

Sexual abuse, forgiveness, and Rachael Denhollander

When a college president criticizes Trump

James K.A. Smith reviews  Brad Christerson and Richard Flory, The Rise of Network Christianity: How Independent Leaders are Changing the Religious Landscape

Black History Month in the schools

John Tytell reviews Maya Jasanoff, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Soohorang: The mascot of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Julia Klein reviews Catherine Kerrison, Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black in a Young America

A response to Hillbilly Elegy

Sandra Dallas reviews Thomas Cronin, Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America

Fake news

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Historians and what people misheard

Research or teaching?

Two new books on Paul Robeson

How much do professors make?

Small cities

Why are the NFL’s ratings in free-fall?

What about 17th-century memorials and monuments?

David Gushee is still a Christian

Christine Mathias reviews Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

President’s Day and public memory

The religion of Tom Brady

Jefferson’s Qur’an

Fake news and the New York Times

Sex abuse at evangelical colleges

Will public history work count for tenure?

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention last week:

Persuasion in the age of Trump

Does Rod Dreher have a race problem?

Can nostalgia be good for us?

William Cossen reviews Maura Jane Farrelly, Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860

The state of presidential studies

Teachers and Trump’s racist language

An interview with Gregory Nobles

Forthcoming books in American religious history

Thomas Jefferson’s daughters

Antichrist

Jodi Eichler-Levine reviews R. Marie Griffiths, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians & Fractured American Politics

Doing history in the age of Trump

How to talk to someone with cancer

Tom Brady: “spiritual but not religious”

The challenge of pluralism for Christians

Save the University of Kentucky Press

African-Americans and the “Green Book

“Hamilton” and philanthropy

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Lily Geismer reviews Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump (updated edition).

A short history of mail-order magazines

Assessment: It’s bad

Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened

Pro-science.  Pro-life

The gap in Route 95 is almost filled

A broader pro-life movement

Alan Jacobs picks the five most important public intellectuals of this millennium so far

Wilfred McClay on the late Bruce Cole, “the informed patriot”

Two new books on the history of the KKK

George Washington on immigration

More on Crusade University and evangelical intellectual life

How hard is it to leave evangelicalism?

Mainline Protestants and abortion

The evangelicals who don’t like Trump

Why a majority of the National Park Service advisory board has resigned

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Let’s go fishing

In 2016, Trump “performed particularly well” in counties with the highest mortality rates from alcohol, drugs, and suicide.

Rod Dreher on David Brooks on Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed

Is hating the haters worth it?

Teenagers spot fake news in the classroom

Reckoning with Martin Luther King Jr.

Teaching citizenship

The Black Social Gospel

A world without nations?

Howard Thurman’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr.

Tera Hunter reviews Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

Reading Hillbilly Elegy

Children’s sermons

An Alexander Hamilton love letter

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)