The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939

Book Reviews

tions nor loans that persuaded the administration of the inescapable
necessity of war; it was the German submarine policy." (P. 454.)
Senator Nye is privileged to dissent. The New Deal is not re-
garded as a Revolution. "The popular name, already the historic
name, is the more correct. It was a new deal." (P. 561.)
The volumes are supplied with excellent maps and charts, some
of which are large size. In each volume the bibliography and
index are adequate. Volume two contains useful statistical tables.
The revival of the custom of appending the Constitution of the
United States of America is to be commended.
Superior State Teachers College. W. A. PITKIN.
Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro.
Edited by Helen Junnicliff Catterall. Five volumes. (Wash-
ington, D. C.: Carnegie Institution, 1926-1937.)
This is a monumental collection of excerpts from judicial deci-
sions dealing with the legal status of the negro slave from the
beginning of the institution of slavery in England to its abolition
in the United States in the sixties of the nineteenth century. The
material is compiled in five volumes whose individual character
may be briefly stated as follows:
Vol. I (1926) contains cases relating to England, Virginia,
West Virginia, and Kentucky and consists of 508 pages. This is
a logical grouping, since slavery was introduced into Virginia from
England and since West Virginia and Kentucky came out of
Virginia and therefore inherited the Virginia slave code.
Vol. II (1929) contains the material relating to North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee and consists of 661 pages. His-
torically this material is a unit since North and South Carolina
are divisions of Carolina and since Tennessee was made from
western North Carolina.
Vol. III (1932) is composed of materials relating to Georgia,
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and contains 758
pages. This material represents the heart of the Old South and
the real seat of the Cotton Kingdom and the Slavocracy, reaching
its highest development in Mississippi and Louisiana in the rich
delta lands of the Mississippi River, where slavery had its strongest
economic position.

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