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scalawags, were on the whole abler and more influential than else-
where except in Tennessee. In no other account of Reconstruction
are the military features of the process more clearly shown. The
policies of the military commanders, whether wise or not, are ex-
plained in detail. Especially interesting is the account of the
maneuvers of General Reynolds trying to become carpet bag sen-
ator from Texas. And the incompetence of Sheridan in the face
of a non-military situation is even more glaringly evident in Texas
than in Louisiana.
WALTE L. FLEMING.
Louisiana State University.
History of Reconstruction in Louisiana (through 1868). By
John Rose Ficklin, late Professor of History in Tulane Univer-
sity. With an editorial note by Pierce Butler. [Johns Hopkins
University Studies in Historical and Political Science. Series
XXVIII, No. 1.] (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1910.
Pp. ix, 234.)
The lamented death of Professor John R. Ficklin in the sum-
mer of 1907 left unfinished his long looked for monograph on Re-
construction in Louisiana. However, except for final revision, he
had prepared the manuscript through the presidential elections of
1868; and it has now been brought out under the editorial super-
vision of his colleague, Professor Pierce Butler.
The first chapter gives a rapid review of ante-bellum politics
and the rise of the secession spirit, follows the struggle between
the secessionists and the "co-operationists," describes the work of
the secession convention, and then, without strict fidelity to its
title-"Ante-Bellum History in Louisiana,"-sketches the opening
of the war, the capture of New Orleans by Farragut in April, 1862,
and the military operations in other parts of the state to the close
of the war. A short chapter is given to the administration of Gen-
eral Butler, an administration memorable for cotton speculations,
confiscations, the notorious "Order No. 28," the new problem of
negro emancipation and negro labor, and the tentative renewal
of political relations with the United States Government in the
election and admission of two representatives to Congress. The

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