The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948

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The Texas State Historical Association has received Vol. I, No.
1, of the Alabama Review. The Association congratulates the
Alabama Historical Association on the initiation of this quar-
terly journal of Alabama history.
The editor, Dr. W. Stanley Hoole of the University of Ala-
bama, states the aim of the Alabama Review is "to be a medium
of intelligent expression of life in Alabama and, in so far as it
may reflect on Alabama, of life in the South both past and pres-
ent." According to the editorial announcement, the Review will
be devoted to articles, essays, original documents, critical notices,
and news of historical interest which make for a fuller under-
standing and a deeper appreciation of Alabama's cultural her-
itage.
The University of Alabama Press is cooperating with the His-
torical 'Association in this publication. This issue contains four
articles, as follows: (1) ,"Alabama as a Field of Historical Re-
search," by Weymouth T. Jordan; (2) "The Shelby Iron Works
in the Civil War: A Study of Confederate Industry," by Frank
E. Vandiver; (3) "Alabama's Shifting Cotton Belt," by J. Allen
Tower; (4) "Historical Societies in Alabama," by Allen J. Going.
Under Notes and Documents appear three very illuminating
letters from a pre-Civil War plantation owner giving detailed
instructions to his overseer. Book Reviews, News, and Notices
conclude the contents. The format is excellent.
The Alabama Historical Society is only a year old and is to
be highly commended for undertaking this early the publication
of a historical magazine.
The State Department of Archives and History of North Caro-
lina has published Vol. VII of the series, Records of the Moravians
in North Carolina. This volume, which has been received by the
Texas State Historical Association, is edited by Adelaide L. Fries,
Archivist of the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province.
Part I is the account of the journey of Br. Ludwig von
Schweinitz and his wife from Herrenhut, Saxony, to Bethlehem

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