The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

pensation law. The twentieth century Ku Klux Klan in Louis-
iana is not discussed. No mention is made of Louisiana's part in
the two recent World Wars, and no reference is made to such
army camps as Beauregard, Claiborne, Livingston, and Polk, or
to Barksdale Field. Yet the author takes up space to tell the reader
(p. 280) that Louisiana baseball "is enjoyed by players and
specators alike" and (p. 281) "Volleyball is a wholesome game
which can be played by few or by many."
The volume is reasonably accurate. A few errors, however,
crept in. It is hardly accurate to claim Braxton Bragg (p. 148)
as a Louisianian in 1846. Grand Econe (p. 20o6) should be Grand
Ecore. It does not seem reasonable to believe that the population
of New Orleans decreased thirty thousand in two years in the
1870's (p. 222) in view of the fact that the city's population
grew from 191,ooo in 1870 to 216,ooo in 188o. A. P. Pujos (p.
252) should be Pujo. The reviewer has been unable to find any-
thing in the census reports of 186o or 187o to sustain the author's
statement (p. 219) that there were more "free men of color" in
Louisiana "than in any other Southern state."
The bibliography is adequate for the general reader. The
indexing is far from satisfactory. Many names that appear in the
volume are absent from the index. Governors rated the index;
lieutenant governors did not. Episcopalians and Presbyterians,
though discussed along with Baptists, Catholics, and Methodists,
did not win a place in the index. A score of other examples of
omissions could be cited.
It is a source of regret to the reviewer that there has not been
published in recent years a one-volume history of Louisiana, com-
parable to the recent works on Texas. Louisiana deserves a better
deal.
JEFFERSON DAVIS BRAGG
Baylor University
The Unhurried Years: Memories of the Old Natchez Region. By
Pierce Butler (Louisiana State University Press), 1948. Pp.
xv+ 198. Illustrations. $3.00.
Pierce Butler, dean emeritus of Newcomb College, is the pres-
ent master of Laurel Hill, a plantation near Natchez and the

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