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

Book Reviews

The Yankee, Eli Whitney, made the invention that united the
South; the Virginian, Cyrus McCormick, perfected the device that
united the West and made possible the victory of the North in
the Civil War. Steam on water, steam on rails, and magnetic com-
munication pulled the remote regions close together and united
them. The clipper ship brought the Pacific coast nearer to New
York. Elias Howe took much of the drudgery from the lives of
women and so changed their place in the scheme of things. The
penny newspaper was made available to the masses by the Hoe
press. These are but a few of the inventions that created a society
in which political union could be achieved.
JOHN W. STORMONT.
The University of Texas.
Tomorrow in the Making. By John N. Andrews and Carl A.
Marsden, editors. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.,
1939. Pp. xv, 471. $3.00.)
This book is a symposium of twenty-six chapters on as many
different topics by as many different men. These chapters are
arranged under four large headings, namely, "Frame of Refer-
ence," "Patterns of Change," "Our Relations at Home," and "Our
Relations Abroad."
The first heading contains a chapter entitled "Today's Propa-
ganda and Tomorrow's Reality," the thesis of which is that
propaganda, used here in a sense not generally associated with
the word, is the agency by which various forces create the condi-
tions of the morrow. In the chapter, "Academic Freedom," imme-
diately following, the word propaganda is used in its evil connota-
tion and does not give propaganda a leg to stand on. In "Goals
in a Changing World" the writer emphasizes "liberty, peace, jus-
tice and brotherly love."
Under the heading, "Patterns of Change," Lawrence Dennis
writes on fascism, Norman Thomas on socialism, Earl Browder on
communism, Walter Rautenstrauch on technology, and Jacob Baker
on co-operatives, while George E. Sokolsky maintains that capi-
talism will survive.
In the third part ten chapters picture our relations at home.
Such subjects as reform in American city government, crime,
taxation, social security and its price, labor, the farmers' problem,

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