The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 133

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leged guest at Negro burials and baptizings. His descriptions of
the people and customs in out-of-the-way corners of America
should be of interest to sociologists, historians, and students of
If there is any fault to be found with the book, it is that one
is left with an appetite for more. From a life full of interesting
adventures Lomax has chosen comparatively few to relate here,
and one feels that between the lines lie many unwritten books.
One feels, too, that from his long life and wide associations Lomax
must have evolved some conclusions, some philosophy, that would
have given the book a depth that a chronicle of incidents lacks.
Perhaps when the years have given perspective to the memory
of his father it will remain for Alan Lomax to write a complete
biography of the late John A. Lomax.
Salt Lake City, Utah
A Century With Texas Baptists. By Rev. J. M. Dawson. Nash-
ville, Tennessee (Broadman Press), 1947. Pp. i61. $1.75.
The Baptists of Texas celebrate this year the one hundredth
anniversary of the formation of their State Convention. To com-
memorate the developments of the century, the State Executive
Board commissioned Rev. J. M. Dawson to prepare a history
suitable for general reading and for. special study by church
groups. Although the book had to be condensed and limited to
the salient events and more influential personalities, there are
brief interpretations of many significant developments. Within
the limits set forth, the author has succeeded in sketching the
highlights, not omitting a few shadows. The author's recognized
scholarship easily qualified him to prepare the report. To his
research he has added his personal knowledge covering half the
century. He has watched the presidential mantle of Baylor Uni-
versity pass from Rev. R. C. Burleson to Dr. S. P. Brooks to
former Governor Pat Neff and Rev. W. R. White. The minis-
terial leadership passed from N. T. Byars to B. H. Carroll and
J. B. Gambrell to George W. Truett and Wallace Bassett.
The social programs of the Baptists have expanded in the
twentieth century to include Buckner's Orphans Home, large


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