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the auspices of the Hispanic Foundation of the Library of Con-
gress. The University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida, did
the publication and is the distribution agency.
A pamphlet entitled the Historical Development of the Amer-
ican Flag by William M. Markoe is an interesting sketch. It is
one of a monograph series sponsored by the Public Affairs Press
of Washington, D. C., to provide inexpensively the findings of
The National Archives and Records Service, Washington, has
published a Bulletin on Historical Editing by Clarence E. Carter.
It is an exposition of the methodology and technique of historical
editing for the benefit of those who undertake for the first time
the task of compiling and preparing the materials of history for
CORAL H. TULLIS
The University of Texas
A limited edition of only three hundred copies, Walter Hart
Blumenthal's Women Camp Followers of the American Revo-
lution, published by George S. MacManus Company of Philadel-
phia, inquires into an important but little known aspect of the
Revolutionary War. The text is less than one hundred pages
long and consists of two essays. The first deals with the camp
women of the British and their mercenaries, the other with the
camp followers of the Colonials.
These essays attempt to describe the hardships and privations
which these women, both wives and otherwise, endured, the
services which they performed, and the possible effect which the
presence of women and children with armies in the field may
have had in the outcome of war.
The author suggests that the dalliance of John Burgoyne, the
playboy general, and William Howe, and the general lack of
discipline among the enemy in regard to women may have had
more influence in the American Revolution than is usually rec-
ognized. The Colonials apparently had less difficulty with camp
followers because, fighting on their own soil, their women tended
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