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the hope that he did not overlook any writer who would have fitted
into his design.
After an introductory chapter on the Norse voyages, early his-
tories of America, and Richard Hakluyt, the second chapter dis-
cusses the writing of American history in the seventeenth century.
The next three chapters proceed by half centuries each to 1850.
In the sixth chapter Sparks, Bancroft, Palfrey, and Hildreth are
discussed apart from the general discussion in the preceding chap-
ters, and in the seventh chapter similar treatment is accorded
Tucker, Gayarre, Irving, and Benton. Francis Parkman and Henry
Adams rate separate chapters. The ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth
chapters deal, respectively, with the rise of the "Scientific School,
the Nationalist School-von Holst, Schouler, Burgess, Rhodes,
and Fiske-and the Imperial School of Colonial History-Tre-
velyan, Doyle, Osgood, Beer, Andrews, and Channing." McMaster
and Oberholtzer are discussed in the twelfth chapter as two his-
torians of the people. Woodrow Wilson, the Beards, M. C. Tyler,
and V. L. Parrington receive treatment in a chapter on interpre-
tive writings. The chapter on the Frontier and Sectional His-
torians deals with Thwaites, Roosevelt, Turner, Alvord, Bolton,
Charles Francis and James Truslow Adams, Morrison, Dunning,
Phillips, Dodd, and others, while the chapter on biographical writ-
ings includes Beveridge, Nevins, and Freeman. The last chapter
on cooperative historical writing discusses the works of Bancroft
and Winsor, the "American Nation" Series, and such other works
which readily suggest themselves to the student of American
While this volume on American historiography generally dis-
cusses the various books.from a content standpoint, it also evaluates,
at least frequently enough to merit comment, the work done and
the methods of attack used by various American historians. The
author has taken great pains to document his pages, thus adding
materially to the value of his work. The book is stimulating
throughout and challenges the attention of the reader.
The publishers are to be commended for the general appearance
and pleasing format of the book as well as for supplying the
researcher and others with a much-needed book. Every student of
American historiography will find it profitable to have a copy con-
veniently near, and every library which is interested in serving
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