The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 137
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revision in that it contains a sketchy treatment of developments
between 1929 and 1938, and a few minor alterations in the text.
The bibliographies, especially those following the later chapters,
have been expanded to include numerous studies published since
The author attempts to cover domestic and foreign developments
since 1929 in fourteen pages. He includes in this discussion, de-
pression and recovery, the Second Labor Government, the National
Government, the reign of Edward VIII, the war debts, the Naval
Agreement of 1933, the London Economic Conference of 1933, the
Far Eastern situation, the Ethiopian question, the European Crisis
to the Munich Conference, and numerous other matters. Obviously,
the new material is little more than an outline of these events.
It serves to bring the book up to date, but not in a very sat-
Twenty pages are devoted to a treatment of the Empire and
the Dominions since 1929. The Imperial Conferences and the
Statute of Westminster are presented in a pleasing manner, but
developments in the dominions, India, Egypt, and the Irish Free
State are only briefly outlined.
The list of prime ministers and the genealogical tables have
been brought up to date. No new maps have been added.
RALPH W. STEEIN.
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.
In his American History Since 1865 (New York and London:
Harper and Brothers, 1939. Pp. 682. Illustrations and maps.
$3.50), Professor Stephenson, in lucid and vigorous style, narrates
the history of the United States in chronological sequence from
the assassination of Abraham Lincoln through the adjournment
of Congress in the summer of 1938. He presents a well-balanced
treatment, skillfully interweaving the political, economic, and social
phases of this complex period, but with decided emphasis upon
the social and economic aspects of the story. Distinctive features
are the liberal and scholarly interpretations throughout, and the
inclusion of some events which have been neglected by most texts,
as, for instance, the extraordinary session of Congress on March 5,
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