The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944

Book Reviews

elections, railroads, factories, steamboats, and other evidence
of political and economic developments.
It is a relief and a pleasure to have a peep into these im-
portant and little known evidences of the civilization of a
people; and one who is not much acquainted with Kentucky
will be surprised if not mildly amazed at the high purpose and
solid accomplishment which characterized a considerable por-
tion of Kentucky society. Louisville and Lexington were centers
of a highly intellectual class of people, and so were Danville
and other lesser towns. There were colleges such as Tran-
sylvania and Centre, doctors of medicine of such accomplish-
ments as Ephriam McDowell, educators of such vision as
Horace Holley, scientists like Constantine Rafinesque, archi-
tects of no mean standing such as Gideon Shryock, portrait
painters of such industry and accomplishment as Matthew
Jouett, sculptors like Joel Hart, historians like Lewis and
Richard Collins, one-poem wonders such as Theodore O'Hara,
newspaper editors like George D. Prentice, and such legal and
satirical writers as William Littell.
Professor Davenport has digested well these various arts
and skills and writes with a knowledge that must have come
from a considerable study and wrestling with unusual medical
and other scientific terms. Yet he has not dragged them in
unnecessarily and he generally has made them clear. Proof-
reading has been done with a little less than that approximation
to perfection that the author even more than the reader likes
to see attained.
E. M. COULTER
The University of Texas
With Sherman to the Sea: The Journal of Theodore F. Upson.
Edited by Oscar Osburn Winther. Baton Rouge (The
Louisiana State University Press), 1943. Pp. xxii+181.
Illustrations. $2.25.
This journal of a Union scout who enlisted in Indiana,
fought with General Grant at Vicksburg, and helped Sherman
devastate the countryside on his "March to the Sea" is at
once an exciting adventure story as well as a contribution to
the history of the South. In a candid and unaffected manner the

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