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in the frontier garrisons. Considerable space is devoted to sketches
of the more important army officers who served on the frontier.
The book renders a real service in pointing out the importance of
physical memorials in the study of frontier society. While the
study is based partly on source material, many printed books and
articles have been used. Much of the information used came to
the author through letters and personal contacts. The artistic pen
sketches drawn by Phoebe Ann White make up a very attractive
feature of the book.
Dr. Morrison presents his book to the public as a compilation,
rather than as a historical composition, with a twofold purpose to
serve as a supplementary reader for students of Oklahoma history
and to bring about a renewal of interest in the preservation of
many Oklahoma historic landmarks.
Dr. Morrison was born in Virginia and has spent a great part
of his life in Oklahoma. He has not only taught and worked among
Indians, but has devoted many years to research in their history.
Among his other publications are An Oklahoman Abroad, Out in
Oklahoma, and The Red Man's Trail.
The University of Texas.
Henry Clay and the Whig Party. By George Rawlings Poage.
(Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press,
1936. Pp. 283. $3.50.)
Dr. Poage's first chapter summarizes Clay's life up to 1840,
briefly showing the origin of the Whig Party as a heterogeneous
anti-Jackson coalition that drew its name from the English Whigs,
who "had always stood for the authority of Parliament as opposed
to the prerogative of the Crown." No effort is made by the author
to contribute any original interpretations in this period. The book
deals, then, mainly with the period following the disgraceful Whig
presidential campaign of 1840, in which, to Clay's disgust, his
party ran a military hero, General Harrison, and "Tyler too" (to
their later sorrow).
The author shows how Clay's tactless and assumptive efforts to
dictate to and dominate Presidents Harrison and Tyler were met
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101103/. Accessed December 26, 2014.