Sunday night odds and ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

“The first think you’ll notice is the quiet

Walt Whitman and the Civil War

Douglas Brinkley reviews Thomas Frank, The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism

Susan-Mary Grant reviews Brian Holden Reid, The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

An art historian reflects on monuments

When John Lewis forgave George Wallace

The Army’s Jim Crow forts

Matthew Sutton talks religion and spies

The masks of 1918

82 cases of COVID-19 at a Christian camp

Writing “below the line

Randall Stephens reviews Peter Thuesen, Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather

A liberal arts president on higher ed in a pandemic

The founding fathers and the storming of the Bastille

How Jesus became a white European

Biden and religious voters

John Adams dialogues with a dead Ben Franklin