A few things online that caught my attention this week:
The Atlantic on Reconstruction–then and now.
Why are we so fascinated with JFK?
What “industry” are you in?
Seamus Heaney and “stuff”.
Annotating books on TikTok and Instagram.
Black Americans and Reconstruction
Paul Krause reviews Robert D. Richardson, Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau, and William James Responded to the Greatest Losses of Their Lives.
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, an early proponent of social history, has passed away.
Garrett Epps wonders why Robert E. Lee could not run for president, but Donald Trump can.
A Civil War relic hunter.
Brenda Wineapple reviews Elizabeth R. Varon’s Longstreet: The Confederate General Who Defined the South
Peter Wehner: “Trump’s rhetoric is clearly fascistic.”
An interview with Gilbert Cruz, editor of the New York Times Book Review.
The Los Angeles Review of Books gets a new look.