Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

David Blight: Let the Freedmen’s Memorial stand

White Jesus

The 1918 flu at Harvard

David Blight reviews Colin Woodard, The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

A database of Black American funeral programs

Historians on Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument

Harriett Tubman used naming in a way to evoke power

Andrew Sullivan on monuments

Drive-in theaters

“If you ever wanted your smartest friend to lead you in spiritual reflection, this is it


Browsing in a bookstore

Super-spreader megachurches

Brenda Wineapple reviews Wendell Bird, Criminal Dissent: Prosecutions Under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

Is there a left-conservative tradition in America?

The “strange” decision to topple a U.S. Grant statue on Juneteenth