The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Period" by Dr. Fulmer Mood, who was one of his students at
Harvard. Following the introduction are printed four of Turner's
earlier essays: "The Significance of History"; "Problems in Amer-
ican History"; "The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade
in Wisconsin"; and the epoch-making essay, "The Significance of
the Frontier in American HIistory." In addition, the volume con-
tains a bibliography of Turner's writings and references on his
life and works together with an appendix which gives a com-
parison of the different versions of "The Significance of the
Frontier."
The book shows every evidence of careful and painstaking work.
Turner's writings are widely scattered not only as to publications
but as to depositories as well. To collect all titles, list them chron-
ologically, and note their various oral and printed presentations
is no small achievement, and must have required infinite patience
and labor.
Printing and binding are of high quality, and the excellent pic-
ture of Professor Turner inserted as a frontispiece adds much to
the attractive qualities of the volume. Every student of American
history will find this book a useful and welcome addition to his
library, but to those of us who were fortunate enough to know
Turner intimately, who have visited in his home, and been per-
mitted to know the magic of his kindly, genial personality, it will
always be a highly prized possession. These, above all others, will
be most grateful to the compiler for this volume.
EDWARD EVERETT DALE.
University of Oklahoma.
THE ROAD TO RICHMOND. The Civil War Memoirs of Major
Abner R. Small of the Sixteenth Maine Volunteers. To-
gether with the Diary which he kept when he was a Pris-
oner of War. Edited by Harold Adams Small. (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1939. Pp. xiii, 314. Illus-
trations. Price $3.50.)
This volume constitutes the Civil War memoirs of an officer of
the Sixteenth Maine Volunteers. These experiences were written
nearly a generation after the war, but were based on notes used
previously in writing an official history of the 16th Maine, together
with sketches that he had sent, years before, to newspapers. The

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