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Columbia University, New York. He taught at Grinnell College
(Iowa), at Bowdoin, and at Yale. He wrote a life of Stephen
A. Douglas, a volume in the Riverside History of the United
States, entitled Union and Democracy, and Jefferson and His
Colleagues. His chief preparation for the editorial management
of the Dictionary-and the reason why he was chosen for the
work, was the high excellence and the remarkable success of the
Chronicles of America, a co-operative history of the United States
in fifty volumes which he edited for the Yale University Press.
He was killed by an automobile, near his office in Washington;
and was succeeded by Dr. Malone, who was already serving as
associate editor of the Dictionary. This is the second volume to
be issued wholly under the editorial supervision of Dr. Malone.
The original plan contemplated twenty volumes, so that work
is now half finished. Supplementary volumes will appear at in-
It is to be hoped that a subject index will be incorporated in
the plan, otherwise a world of information not obviously sug-
gested by the titles of the sketches will be inaccessible.
The importance of the Dictionary of American Biography to
all schools, reference libraries, newspapers, and literary and his-
torical workers is beyond exaggeration. It is almost indispensable.
Culture Conflict in Texas, 1821-1835. By Samuel Harman
Lowrie. (New York: Columbia University Press. 1932.)
Pp. 189. $3.00.
This is a Ph. D. thesis in sociology. In spite of its terminol-
ogy, however, the study is historical, and the subject is the Anglo-
American colonization of Texas and the development of the Texas
revolution. Moreover, it is a good historical study. The titles
of the nine chapters, when interpreted by the sub-titles, give a
comprehensive indication of the contents: (1) The Environ-
mental Foundation of the Cultural Conflict-in historical par-
lance, the geographical field; (2) Size and Composition of the
Population; (3) Conditions and Motives of Migration to Texas;
(4) Selective Influences in Migration-uncertainty of success,
economic depression, slavery, religious intolerance of Mexico;
(5) Traditional Backgrounds-a discussion of the differences in


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