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incidents and achievements in American life. The authors, not
satisfied with the prevailing misconception of the concept of
democracy as connoting the equality of men, state that "it implies
that each shall be given an equal opportunity to reach the level
to which his abilities entitle him, unhampered by the control or
hindrance of any form of human behavior by a privileged group."
They have tried to present "a synthesis of American endeavor to
establish the ideal socially, economically, and politically."
R. L. B.
Economic Development of the United States: A First Course
(New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939, pp. 781, frontispiece
and illustrations) has been prepared by Professor Charles k.
Thompson and Associate Professor Fred M. Jones as a text in
an introductory course in the economic history of the English-
American colonies and the United States. The text has been
broken into five distinct chronological sections. The thirty-seven
short chapters are divided and subdivided with the intention of
facilitating an understanding of the economic development of
the country. For each chapter of the text have been included
selections from contemporary documents comprising 241 pages
at the rear of the volume, with the advantage of supplying sup-
plementary readings in a form that one may assign them to
sophomore students with a reasonable expectation that they will
be read. The book is thoroughly teachable at the present time;
devotion of thirty per cent of the text to developments since 1917
may make necessary an early revision to secure a proper balance.
Amarillo Junior College.
In the eighth edition of his American Government and Politics
(The Macmillan Co., pp. viii, 814), Dr. Charles A. Beard fol-
lows the same general plan and method of treatment as he used
in past editions. Federal, state, and local government are treated
in separate divisions with approximately the same space arrange-
ment as occurred in the seventh edition. Despite the emphasis
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