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An Intellectual History Smorgasbord for July

A few online and in-print readings caught my eye since the start of July. Here’s just a quick rundown of them, including blog posts from the Society of U.S. Intellectual Historians:Readings on the Confederate Flag: With the furling of the flag in Columbia, South Carolina, we see an end to over fifty years of the flag of secession and Jim Crow flying in South Carolina’s capital city. The last four weeks of dialogue and discussion have given many readers much to think about when it comes to the Confederate flag and its place as an icon of the American South. Read more