The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 554
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Valley campaign and the Seven Days. Yet Freeman himself con-
tinued to regard Henderson's book as a "glorious biography" and
'"a great narrative."
Besides accounts of their experiences by men who had served
with Jackson, some half dozen new books about him appeared in
the three decades following Henderson's biography. Only two
among them-an Early Life and Letters (1916) by his nephew,
Thomas Jackson Arnold, and The Family and Early Life of Stone-
wall Jackson (1924; 3d ed., 1948), by a West Virginia local his-
torian, Roy Bird Cook-were of lasting value. The others were a
mixed and unimposing lot. A sketch by Carl Hovey took its place
in 1900oo among Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans. The
next year an Atlanta firm brought out a long, idolatrous, crudely
executed Story of Stonewall Jackson by William C. Chase; the
title page display of such names as Mary Anna Jackson and Wade
Hampton, and the publisher's dedication of half the profits to a
fund for Jackson's grandchildren, were obviously intended to
promote sales among Confederate veterans, of whom the largest
aggregation had come to be in Texas (66,791 in the state in 1890,
as against 48,713 in Virginia, the second state; by 1903 fully 20
per cent of all United Confederate Veterans camps were in Texas) .
A respectable Stonewall Jackson by H. A. White, Ph.D., formerly
professor of history in Washington and Lee University, appeared
as one of the American Crisis Biographies in 1908. In 1920o E. S.
Riley, an elderly Maryland historian, published a short book of
anecdotes and incidents in Jackson's life. The "new biography"
of the twenties brought Allen 'Tate's Stonewall Jackson, the Good
Soldier (1928; paperback ed., 1957). Tate sought sophistication
not by debunking-reviewers all noted his affection for Jackson-
but by a certain impudence of tone and a breathless brevity and
simplicity of sentence structure.
The third great landmark in Jackson studies (counting
Dabney's work the first, and Henderson's the second) was the
publication in 1942-1944 of Lee's Lieutenants by D. S. Freeman.
Freeman's extraordinary merits are too well known to require
recitation here, and his shortcomings, whatever their extent-on
this subject see T. Harry Williams, "Freeman, Historian of the
Civil War: An Appraisal," Journal of Southern History, XXI
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958, periodical, 1958; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101164/m1/662/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.