The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 91, July 1987 - April, 1988 Page: 272
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the Amon Carter Museum, showed Gilpin's Navajo photographs to
Frank Wardlaw, director of the University of Texas Press. Wardlaw was
enthusiastic, and Gilpin began the final work on the book. The Enduring
Navaho was published by the University of Texas Press in 1968 to critical
acclaim. Gilpin's first major exhibition was assembled by the Amon Car-
ter Museum, using photographs taken for that book. With these con-
nections, it is not surprising that Gilpin left her entire photographic
estate to the Amon Carter Museum upon her death in 1979. The mu-
seum should be commended for sponsoring the research that made
this book possible.
University of Houston MARGARET CULBERTSON
Texas Baptist Leadership and Social Christianity, z9oo-I98o. By John W.
Storey. (College Station, Tex.: Texas A&M University Press, 1986.
Pp. 236. Acknowledgments, introduction, illustrations, notes, bib-
liographical note, index. $22.50.)
John W. Storey is guarded in his departure from the well-known in-
dictment made by Samuel S. Hill, Jr., two decades ago, to the effect that
southern Protestantism did not generally involve itself in social issues.
Storey tends to emphasize the strength of Texas Baptist attentiveness to
social matters. As the title suggests, this study deals primarily with Bap-
tist leaders, although at times Storey's observations seem aimed at grass-
root levels of the denomination. Greater precision with regard to the
focus of his observations might have prevented occasional ambiguity
concerning the nature and extent of Baptist social awareness. At any
rate, it was widespread support of prohibition movements that drew
Texas Baptists into the political arena. In time, family concerns and
gambling became popular issues as well.
The author portrays eight decades of twentieth-century social in-
volvement by Texas Baptists. At the end of his narrative, the stage is set
for comments regarding contemporary divisions within the denomina-
tion, such as that over the question of biblical inerrancy. The approach
in this well-written and carefully researched monograph is basically
chronological. The chapter "Racial Attitudes, 1900-1950" covers the
longest time span of any single chapter. Two chapters revolve around
the careers of J. Frank Norris and Thomas B. Maston, who had a few
things in common. Both did much of their work in Fort Worth, both
were nationally known, and in different ways both were controversial.
Norris has received broad attention in recent years from scholarly pens
and podiums. Though Storey's chapter on the fundamentalist is well
done, this reviewer does not feel that it advances our knowledge of the
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