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

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J. M. Dawson; Preaching and Preachers, Harlan J. Mathews;
Education and Educators, Frederick Eby; Benevolent Ministries,
T. R. Havins; The Women and Their Work, Mrs. B. A. Copass;
The Laymen and Their Work, Frank Burkhalter; Teaching and
Training, E. D. Head; Literature and Scholarship, R. N. Richard-
son; The Present and the Future, F. M. McConnell. This volume
deals largely with the work of the Baptist General Convention,
but reference is made also to the work of other Baptist groups,
such as The Baptist Missionary Association, the Negro Baptists,
the Mexican Baptists, and some smaller bodies.
The present General Convention represents a half dozen or more
previous state bodies, the final unification of which took place in
1886. There is a well-arranged chart illustrating that consolida-
tion. The book is well indexed and on the end papers are maps
setting forth early events, interesting occurrences and important
institutions in Texas.
Baptists in Texas especially will be interested in this popular
story. But every student of Texas life and history will be inter-
ested to know the part that the Baptist people have played since
the years before the year of freedom. Students of human society
are recognizing more and more the important place that religion
occupies in all phases of man's life; hence the place of this volume
in the Texas Centennial celebration.
W. W. BARNES.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
An Early History of Fayette County. By Leonie Rummel Weyand
and Houston Wade. (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Jour-
nal, 1936. Pp. 383.)
County histories, under whatever stimulus they are prepared,
have their place in the composite picture of a state's history, and
the sooner they are written the better. The Texas Centennial was
the particular occasion for the publishing of this book. The authors
are lineal descendants of two of Fayette County's pioneer families
and have been able to get at a great many facts more easily than
an outsider and have succeeded in writing an interesting history
of one of our state's oldest counties. The authors are to be com-

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