The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913

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create the presumption that Mr. Twitchell had used a consider-
able body of fundamental manuscript sources for this period.
But the impression is modified when we learn that in every one
of the twenty-five cases in which the quotations were tested the
identical extracts, with the identical references to the manuscripts,
and usually with the identical notes and comments, were found in
Bandelier's Final Report, parts I and II, though no reference is
made to that scholar's work. Mr. Twitchell may have had access
to these documents, but no evidence has been found that he made
any independent use of them.
Such a method of appropriating the results of the work of
others can be regarded in only one light by scholars; and it is due
to scholars that a protest be made against its employment by
those who, know better, and that books produced by it by those who
do not, be represented in their true light. Hence this review.
After the above statement of the sources and workmanship of
Mr. Twitchell's book, it hardly need be said that, although it is
a useful compilation, it adds little to our knowledge of the history
of New Mexico.
HERBERT E. BoLTON.
The Life of Andrew Jackson,. By John Spencer Bassett, Ph. D.,
Professor of History, Smith College. In two, volumes. (New
York: Doubleday, Page, and Company. 1911. Pp. xiii, 371;
375-766.)
This is a comprehensive study of Andrew Jackson in relation
to the history of his period. Naturally, where Parton and Sum-
ner and Brown, and Von Holst, McMaster, MacDonald, and Cat-
terall have reaped before there must be much winnowing of old
straw. But the book is abundantly justified by the contribution
which it makes to our appreciation of Jackson's influence upon
his age and of its influence upon him.
Sixteen chapters, covering three hundred and twenty pages, are
devoted to Jackson's life prior to the presidential campaign of
1824; three additional chapters are needed to bring him to the
presidency in 1829; and only fourteen remain-less than three

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