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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942

Book Reviews

of fruitless search and aimless deliberation, but it will not, as
the author says between the lines, fully do away with the advice
and help which the student's director can give. Both the author
and the publisher deserve much praise for this book.
The University of Texas.
Teaching of History in Elementary and Secondary Schools with
Applications to Allied Studies. Revised edition. By Henry
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1940. Pp. xv, 467. $3.00.
When the original edition of this book appeared in 1915,
Nicholas Murray Butler wrote the introduction. Twenty-five
years later he added what might be termed a postscript and
said: "I see no reason to change any word of what was written
as Introduction to this volume a quarter-century ago. The im-
portance of a clear understanding of what history means and
of the necessity of learning to interpret it in order to under-
stand the happenings of today have [sic] grown by leaps and
bounds. In fact, history, and particularly the philosophy of
history, is the one great dominating subject to which the intel-
lectual leaders of the world must turn for guidance and for
inspiration" (p. x).
The preface of the revised edition acknowledges a "consid-
erable change in organization and an entire rewriting of much
of the old work" (p. xi). This became necessary not only be-
cause so many books and articles on the teaching of history
have appeared in the twenty-five year period, but also because
the book now contains applications to allied studies. "Teaching
Chronology" and "The Treatment of Current Events" are the
titles of two new chapters. More class exercises have been in-
troduced "in deference to the wishes of teachers" (p. xi).
The original edition will probably go out of print now. The
revised edition will, no doubt, be as popular as the original and
will render a very useful service in training teachers of history
in particular and of the social studies in general. Teachers who
conduct courses on the teaching of history and the social studies
in our teachers' colleges and our schools of education will want
a copy to keep abreast of the literature of their courses.
The University of Texas.


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