The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916

Book Reviews and Notices 207
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES
America in Ferment. By Paul Leland Haworth. (Indianapolis:
The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915. Pp. 477. $1.50.)
Mr. Haworth has undertaken the difficult task of bringing to-
gether in a single volume a brief but comprehensive exposition
of the chief social, industrial and political problems which have
been at the bottom of the unrest in the United States for the
past decade. His sixteen chapters deal with such subjects as
conservation, the race problem, immigration, the multitude of
questions growing out of our industrial organization-industrial
warfare, workingmen's compensation, .women and child labor,
etc.-big business and its control, the standard of living and the
high cost of it, "our defective citizenship," constitutional reform,
the woman's revolt, political party tendencies, and socialism.
After a slight awkwardness in the introductory chapter, the
author settles down to a smooth, easy and journalistic style that
carries the reader forward without effort. The book is not only
interesting, bat its engaging frankness and honesty will commend
it to persons of all shades of opinion in spite of the fact that
Mr. Haworth makes no attempt to conceal his sympathy with the
reform and forward-looking element in both politics and social
controversies, which is especially apparent in his discussion of
political parties and their platforms.
On the whole, the book will be very useful to those readers
who wish to get in compact and readable form a clear statement
of the social and industrial problems that beset the intelligent
portion of our citizenship.
CHAS. W. RAMSDELL.
Studies in Southern History and Politics. Inscribed to William
Archibald Dunning, Ph. D., LL. D. By his former pupils
the authors [J. W. Garner, editor]. (New York: Co-
lumbia University Press, 1914. Pp. 394. $2.50.)
I have seen no book on American History that has interested
me more than this one, a book of fifteen essays by fifteen well-
trained minds. These are:
Deportation and Colonization: An attempted Solution of the

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