The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946

Hook Reviews
North Texas Regional Union List of Serials Supplement. Edited
by Arthur M. Sampley. Denton (North Texas State Teach-
ers College), 1945. Pp. x+135.
On November 15, 1943, the public libraries of Dallas and
Fort Worth and the libraries of North Texas State Teachers
College, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary, Texas Christian University, and Texas
State College for Women published the North Texas Regional
Union List of Serials. This Supplement covers the period No-
vember 15, 1943, to January 15, 1945, and indicates that real
progress is being made in building up the libraries of the
region on a co-operative basis.
The Supplement contains 1735 items, and lists 542 titles not
contained in the original publication. These additions bring
the number of titles in the North Texas region to 5,068. The
co-operating libraries are to be congratulated upon the progress
they have made and upon the publication of this supplement.
RALPH W. STEEN
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
The Texas Democrats. By Marion Humphreys Farrow. San
Antonio (The Naylor Company), 1944. Pp. ix+99. $2.00.
This is a study of Texas politics from the fall of the Con-
federacy to the ratification of the Constitution of 1876. Most
of the space is devoted to the administrations of Davis and
Coke. On the whole the work is sketchy, but there is a satis-
factory chapter on frontier defense and an interesting account
of the attempt of Davis to retain the governor's office in 1874.
The title is justified, at least in part, by the theory that the
book traces the fall and rise of the Democratic party in the
postwar years.
The study is accurate in so far as major events are concerned,
but there are many errors of detail, some of which are doubt-
less due to careless proofreading. There is a bibliography but
no index. The book is illustrated.
RALPH W. STEEN
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College

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