The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

thick illiteracy to nurture the wage and tenantry conditions that
exist in Southern industry. In politics, the voodooism and mon-
strosity that have been intermittent from Ben Tillman in South
Carolina in 1890 to Huey Long in Louisiana in 1930 do not
indicate high mass education. The writer knows, of course, that
the Farmers Alliance nostrum was not more palatable to the South
than to some other sections. Both Professor Hesseltine and Pro-
fessor Wittke, who reviewed the manuscript, should be advised
that Governor J. S.-not "H. lH."-Hogg of Texas was not a
mere Alliance opportunist.
As suggested, a volume on recent and contemporary Southern
history would be welcome. This would enable the writer to enlarge
upon the dominant trends of industrialization, urbanization, edu-
cation, and nationalization and their influence in modernizing the
thought and practice of the South. Professor Hesseltine is keenly
aware of this influence and ably equipped to make the contribution.
J. HORACE BASS.
Munday, Texas.
The Old South: The Geographical, Economic, Social, Political,
and Cultural Expansion, Institutions, and Nationalism of
the ante-bellum South. By R. S. Cotterill. (Glendale, Cali-
fornia: the Arthur H. Clark Company, 1937. Pp. 354.
Maps, charts, bibliography. $4.50.)
During the last quarter of a century an increasing number of
historians joined the lamented U. B. Phillips in exploring the
ante-bellum South, but until the advent of this volume none had
contributed a synthetic treatise of the field. The book begins with
a geographic description of the region, and the tribes, government,
and customs of the Indians. Then, followed by a brief introductory
treatment of the southern colonies, the westward expansion of the
South is traced until the admission to the Union of Arkansas in
1836. In the long chapter of 117 pages, "Development of South-
ern Nationalism," the story is told of the genesis of southern
nationalism, sectionalism within the South, the removal of the
Indians, and the "Jacksonian migration," trade and transporta-
tion, the "decade of discontent" following the panic of 1837, the
"Southern Movement, 1848-1851," the domination of federal poli-

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