vote-seeking candidates for public office made the inhabitants
of the countryside politics-minded. The book covers the period
of reconstruction with its carpetbaggers, scalawags, and the
Ku Klux Klan, the panics of 1873 and 1893, the Grange and
the Farmers' Alliance, the Greenbackers, Populists, and the
free silver crusade, tariff legislation, the Spanish-American
War, and the return of the Democrats under Woodrow Wilson -
all subjects of dynamic possibilities in arousing the country store
clientele to loud and violent conversation.
But all that I have said in this review is beside the point if
you do not take the time to read Pills, Petticoats and Plows.
If you want to find out more about the things that the country
store sold besides the alliterative articles of the title, you should
read this book.
R. L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1666-1674,
published by authority of the state under the direction of the
Maryland Historical Society has been received by the Texas
State Historical Association. This is Volume LX of the Archives
of Maryland and is a direct continuation of the proceedings
of this same county court, covering the years 1658-1666, which
appeared in 1936 as Volume LIII of the Archives.
The Texas State Historical Association acknowledges receipt
of Vol. 2, No. 2, Series B, of the University of Colorado Studies
in the Humanities. The title is Fitz-James O'Brien: A Literary
Bohemian of the Eighteen-Fifties. Francis Wolle is the author.
In a previous issue a note was made concerning Volume I
of Missouri - Day by Day edited by Floyd C. Shoemaker under
the auspices of the State Historical Society of Missouri. This
volume covered the first six months of the year. Volume II
has reached the Association and continues the record for the
last six months. The editor states "there are only a few dates
from the calendar of the year upon which it was impossible
to peg some significant historical event." Some omissions from
Volume I are appended to Volume II.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146055/. Accessed April 20, 2014.