The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

tion of the proofreader. Divisions are awkward. Transitions are
often forced or absent. The thought occasionally and the organi-
zation usually is choppy. Repetitions of simple ideas and iden-
tifications are frequent. Some of the passages are prolix or ram-
bling. There is no bibliography. Sentences such as these weaken
the general stylistic effectiveness:
Some of the most prominent statesmen of the South
supported the "code of honor," both by precept and
example, like Henry Clay, John Randolph of Roanoke,
Andrew Jackson, Henry S. Foote, Alexander Stephens,
and W. L. Yancey.
He [Calhoun] was more devoted to principle and
less subject to expediency than any of the prominent
statesmen of the period.
An excellent format, magnificent descriptions and illustra-
tions of old Southern homes, brilliant flashes of backwoods
humor, a wealth of quoted material and abundant evidence of
painstaking labor contribute in part to an erasure of the rather
obvious flaws of straining for a point and too active partisan-
ship.
Dr. Eaton's engrossment in a controversial subject has al-
most led him up the blind alley of political pamphleteering. He
has, however, presented a new approach to a new idea. To that
novelty may be ascribed his work's manifest imperfections.
E. C. BARKSDALE.
The University of Texas.
Foreigners in the Confederacy. By Ella Lonn.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1940. Pp. xiii,
566. $5.00.
Of the great stream of immigrants who came into the United
States before 1861 the Southern States had received a small
trickle. In Louisiana, because of New Orleans, the foreign-
born constituted 11.44% of the white population, in Texas
7.19%. In no other of the eleven States of the Confederacy did
they comprise as much as 3 %, and the average was between 4%
and 5%. It is not surprising, therefore, to find men of foreign
birth in all branches of the Confederate service, a few of whom
had come in simply to take part in the fighting.
Dr. Lonn is the first scholar to give special attention to this

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