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PERIODICAL LITERATURE Association of History Teachers of Middle States and
Maryland-President, Miss Jessie C. Evans, William Penn EDITED BY GERTRUDE BRAMLETTE RICHARDS, PH.D. High School, Philadelphia; secretary, Prof. L. R. Schuyler,
City College, New York City.
Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Teachers' SecThe "American Catholic Quarterly Review” for July tion-Chairman, A. 0. Thomas, Lincoln, Neb.; secretary, contains a most interesting article on “Medieval War Howard C. Hill, State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis. fare by Darley Dale. The article is based on a study Missouri Association of Teachers of History and Governof old chronicles, records of sieges, etc., and gives a vivid ment-Secretary, Jesse E. Wrench, Columbia, Mo. picture of the military methods employed by the medieval
Nebraska History Teachers' Association-Secretary, Julia warriors.
M. Wort, Lincoln, Neb. The September number of the “North American Re New England History Teachers' Association-President, view” is of especial interest to historians. Henry Rutgers Miss Margaret McGill, Classical High School, Newtonville, Marshall discusses “War and Progress; ” Willis Fletcher
Mass.; secretary, Mr. Horace Kidger, 82 Madison Avenue, Johnson tells “ The Story of the Danish Islands; " John
Newtonville, Mass. Hays Hammond, Jr., outlines “ The Future Mechanism of New York City Conference Chairman, Fred H. Paine, Warfare; Oswald Garrison Villard attempts to unravel
East District High School, Brooklyn; secretary-treasurer, “The Mystery of Woodrow Wilson; " Editor Harvey
Miss Florence E. Stryker, State Normal School, Montclair, analyses “ The Political Situation,” and David Jayne Hill's
N. J. first article on “ President Wilson's Administration of For New York State History Teachers' Association-Presieign Affairs,” a detailed and quite impartial criticism of the dent, Edgar Dawson, Hunter College, New York City; secpresent administration, are all worthy of note.
retary, R. Sherman Stowell, West High School, Rochester,
N. Y. Lacey Amy's “With the Canadians from the Front” (“ Canadian Magazine” for September) is the first of a
History Teachers' Section of Association of High School series of articles on the Princess Pats, and gives plenty of
Teachers of North Carolina-Chairman, Miss Catherine Alproof of the grim determination and splendid courage dis
bertson, Elizabeth City, N. C. played by this regiment. The same magazine contains a
History, Civics and Social Science Section of North Dapicturesque study of the “Signories of the Saguenay," by
kota Educational Association-President, H. C. Fish, State Hidalla Simard.
Normal School, Minot; secretary, Miss Hazel Nielson, High
School, Fargo. The August “ Contemporary Review” has a most enter Northwest Association of Teachers of History, Economics taining article “ On the Supernatural Element in History,” and Government-Secretary, Prof. L. T. Jackson, Pullman, by Harold Temperly. He urges that the marvels of all Wash. ages be subjected to proper historic criticism, and asserts Ohio History Teachers' Association-Chairman, Wilbur that after such tests are applied legendary conceptions will H. Siebert, Ohio State University, Columbus; secretary, prove to be truer than the traditional historic account. W. C. Harris, Ohio State University. Herman C. Smith's “History of the Church of Latter
Political Science Club of students who have majored in Day Saints," in the “ Journal of American History," July
history at Ohio State University. September, contains some rather interesting and unusual il
Rhode Island History Teachers' Association-Secretary, lustrations.
A. Howard Williamson, Technical High School, Providence,
Oklahoma History Teachers' Association-President,
Prof. R. G. Sears, State Normal School, Ada; secretary, Additions to and corrections of the following list of asso
Miss Jeanette Gordon, High School, Oklahoma City. ciations are requested by the editor of the MAGAZINE:
South Dakota History Teachers' Association --Secretary, Alabama History Teachers' Association, T. L. Grove, Tus
Edwin Ott, Sioux Falls, S. D. caloosa, Ala., member of Executive Council.
Tennessee History Teachers' Association - SecretaryAmerican Historical Association-Secretary, Waldo G.
treasurer, Max Souby, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Leland, Washington, D. C.
Texas History Teachers' Section of the State Teachers' History Teachers' Association of Cincinnati, 0.-Secre
Association--President, Frederic Duncalf, Austin, Texas; tary, J. W. Ayres, High School, Madisonville, 0.
secretary, L. F. McKay, Temple, Texas. History Section of Colorado Teachers' Association; West
Twin City History Teachers' Association-President, ern Division, president, Elizabeth Chaney, Montrose; South
Miss Medora Jordan, The Leamington, Minneapolis; secreern Division, president, Lemuel Pitts, Denver; Eastern Di
tary, Miss L. M. Ickler, 648 Delaware Avenue, St. Paul, vision, president, Mark J. Sweaney, Colorado Springs.
Minn, History Teachers' Association of Florida-President, Miss
Virginia History Teachers' Section of Virginia State Caroline Brevard, Woman's College, Tallahassee; secretary,
Teachers' Association-President, Prof. J. M. Lear, FarmMiss E. M. Williams, Jacksonville.
ville; secretary, Katherine Wicker, Norfolk, Va. Indiana History Teachers' Association-President, Bev.
Teachers' Historical Association of Western Pennsylvania erley W. Bond, Jr., Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.; sec
-Secretary, Anna Ankrom, 1108 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsretary, D. H. Eilsenberry, Muncie, Ind.
burg, Pa. Iowa Society of Social Science Teachers-President, Prof. West Virginia History Teachers' Association-President, G. B. Benjamin, State University of Iowa; secretary, Miss
Charles E. Hedrick, Glenville; secretary, Dora Newman, of M. A. Hutchinson, West Des Moines High School.
Fairmont. Jasper County, Mo., History Association-Secretary, Miss Wisconsin History Teachers' Association Chairman, Elizabeth Peiffer, Carthage, Mo.
A. C. Kingsford, Baraboo High School; secretary, A. H. Kleio Club of University of Missouri.
Sanford, La Crosse Normal School,
misinformation is scattered through its pages, and the evi
dences of lack of information are glaring. It is perhaps EDITED BY PROFESSOR WAYLAND J. CHASE,
owing to immaturity also that the treatment is wrapped
in subtility to the point that theory clogs rather than exUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN.
plains. One-third is devoted to theory alone. Nevertheless KBUEGER, FRITZ-KONRADN. Government and Politics of the
one feels Mr. Goebel's ability, and his work constitutes a German Empire. Yonkers, N. Y.: World Book Co.,
contribution. To add that he is a sound thinker does not 1915. Pp. xi, 399. $1.00.
imply that one always agrees with him. Mr. Krüger's little volume is a useful manual concerning
He has given a history of the United States policy with German life and politics written from a strongly national
regard to the recognition of new States and new governistic point of view. The style and language are simple, and
ments, but not recognition of belligerency. He attributes there is no attempt to go into detail unimportant for the
to Jefferson in large measure the development of the Amerigeneral student of foreign governments. An effort is made
can policy of recognition on the de facto rather than the to make German government more easily understood by the
de jure basis, and considers American practice an influential American reader by introducing frequent comparisons and
factor in causing nations generally to abandon the principle contrasts with the governments under which our people
of legitimacy in such cases. He considers American praclive. Many pictures are given of the men who have helped
tice also potent in differentiating recognition from inter
vention, but his theoretical tendencies prevent his full to make modern Germany, and a number of charts present graphically the strength of the various groups of opinion
realization of the difficulty in separating the two in fact. which are the basis of German political life. At the end
Mr. Goebel believes emphatically in the desirability of of each chapter is a short bibliography of easily accessible
the de facto system, but the glaring defect in his treatworks to guide the student in further study. A critical
ment is the lack of any discussion of the criteria which debibliography, rather extended for so small a work, evi
termine what government is de facto. It is possible that dently intended for the beginner, concludes the volume.
had he considered this phase of the subject more fully he The book should be decidedly useful both for the student
might have classified Seward's recognition policy as an atwho wishes a brief elementary treatise on Germany and
tempt to deal with this problem, rather than as a relapse for the general reader.
toward legitimacy; yet his interpretation may be correct.
At any rate, he finds that the United States reverted after University of Wisconsin.
Seward to the de facto policy, though exercising greater
caution than before the Civil War. The Panama episode MATHEWS, NATHAN. Municipal Charters: A Discussion of
he considers not as determining a new policy, but, as Presithe Essentials of a City Charter. Cambridge: Harvard
dent Roosevelt wished it to be considered, an exception due University Press, 1914. Pp. viii, 210. $2.00.
to exceptional conditions. It is probably rather with hope
than with confidence he assigns President Wilson's Mexico Twenty-five years' connection with municipal affairs
policy to the same category. “ The fact that the question makes this volume by an ex-mayor of Boston one in which
of recognition constantly occurs would render a departure practical experience has greater emphasis than theory. The first ninety-three pages are devoted to commentary. Mr.
from the enlightened principles heretofore established a
matter of grave import, while the dangers attending a reMathews considers most of the radical proposals for
lapse into the discarded theory and practice of legitimacy changes in municipal government ill advised. He consid
would be no less real and substantial because it was made ers that there are serious disadvantages in the radical extension of home rule to cities, and favors concentrating
under the guise of promoting constitutionalism.”
CARL RUSSELL FISH. authority in the hands of a mayor rather than of a commission. In the light of Massachusetts experience, it is
The University of Wisconsin. maintained that the municipal public services ought to be under the control of a State civil service commission. The chapters on administration emphasize the necessity of con
TOWNE, EZRA THAYER. Social Problems: A Study of
Present-Day Social Conditions. New York: The Maccentrating the responsibility for the work of the several departments in the hands of single officers. The latter por
millan Co., 1916. Pp. xviii + 406. $1.00. tion of the book is devoted to a draft charter with notes President Vincent, of the University of Minnesota, in a and comments suggesting ways in which the charter may recent article, says: “A new conception is making its way be modified to fit local conditions or preference for different into the study of citizenship. It is the philosophy of social forms of organization. Other works present in greater de evolution.” The dawning of this new day has been marked tail the descriptive material of the introductory chapters, by an agitation for a full year course in civics in which not but there are few detailed drafts of actual charters which only the principles of political science would be taught, but better merit study than the one here presented. It is pre also those of social science. In response to this demand, sented in cogent English, and embraces experience rather there have appeared several books on elementary sociology, than theory.
CHESTER LLOYD-JONES. among them the one now considered. University of Wisconsin.
The aim of this book is “to bring before the students of social problems the facts regarding present-day condi
tions; to indicate certain weaknesses in our social order; to GOEBEL, JULIUS, JR., Ph.D. The Recognition Policy of the
show what has already been done and is being done toward United States. Studies in History, Economics and elimination of these weaknesses; and to impress upon these Public Law, Columbia University, LXVI, No. 1. New
students, through presentation of such facts, the possibiliYork: Longmans, Green & Co., 1915. Pp. 228. $2.00. ties of wise, sane, constructive, social action.” This subject should never have been assigned for a doc Professor Towne has treated the subject logically, simtor's thesis. It requires not so much the accumulation of ply, in a language readily comprehended by pupils of high a definite body of material, as a broad acquaintance with a school age. Technical terms are not used, and he has not vast field of fact, such as can come only with years of indulged in abstract sociological theorizing. There is nothstudy and experience. More than the normal amount of ing objectionable in the manner of presentation which
would offend the most critical-a statement which can It should be in every college library, however, and will be not be made of most works on sociology when considered found a profitable source of information by teachers of hisfor high school use. The subjects treated are population, tory who are interested in any phase of tribal development. immigration, labor, unemployment, defectives and their It is especially useful to advanced students and teachers treatment, prevention and punishment of crime, the family, of sociology and ancient history. the liquor problem, poverty, conservation of natural re
The first four chapters present the laws of the family and sources, of plant and animal life, and of human life.
inheritance under the Semitic patriarchal system. These Too many statistics are quoted in the text, some of
are followed by single chapters on slavery, interest, which should have been relegated to the end of the chapter pledges, the social problem, and poor laws. The last five or to the end of the book. Perhaps, considering the nature
chapters (10-14) center about the ancient Semitic system of the subject treated, this might not have been desirable.
of land tenure and the closely related problems of taxation A historical error appears to have been made where the au
and tribute. Here especially Doctor Schaeffer has done a thor refers to the American, or Know Nothing Party, as real service. The material which he presents must still be though there were two distinct parties (page 48).
co-ordinated with the whole problem of ancient land tenure Copious references to authority are given, and an excel and its development.
W. L. WESTERMANN. lent bibliography is found at the end of the chapters, most of the material of which can be obtained by every school.
University of Wisconsin. At the end of each chapter are given references to supplementary reading and suggestive questions which lead to further investigation. In this book is given a chance to
SCHEVILL, FERDINAND. The Making of Modern Germany. further socialize the course in civics. With the usual study
Six public lectures delivered in Chicago in 1915. Chiof governmental forms for one part of the work, and “So cago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1916. Pp. 259. $1.25, net. cial Problems," with attendant investigation for the re As the title indicates, this book is an amplification of six mainder, a truly profitable year can be spent. If it should lectures delivered in 1915. Such a book has disadvantages, not seem desirable to give a year to citizenship, this book but for one wishing a brief, clear and readable survey of will be a valuable adjunct to the school library as a refer modern German, or rather Prussian, history it has great ence for civics, American history, or economics.
advantages. The author's thorough scholarship and his gift
W. H. HATHAWAY. of incisive statement make the book very satisfactory. His Riverside High School, Milwaukee.
first thirty pages deal with the rise of Brandenburg up to the time of Frederick the Great. Two-fifths of the space
is used to carry the story to 1815, and the period since FORDHAM, MONTAGUE. A Short History of English Rural 1871 received the fullest treatment. In dealing with the
Life. New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1916. Pp. causes of the present war, Dr. Schevill shows his sympathy xvi, 183. $1.25.
with the moderate German point of view, but without any The author declares his book grew out of a countryman's raving against England. In several appendices he gives lectures to English country people; it is certain that his
convenient surveys of such problems as the Polish question, account of country life reveals a countryman's sympathy Alsace-Lorraine, etc. The book should prove useful to for the subject as well as a scholar's grasp of it. Basing high school students. this study, in part, on his own original investigation, and Ohio State University.
CLARENCE PERKINS. in larger measure on the work of Vinogradoff, Prothero, Oman, Jusseraud and others, he has succeeded not only in summarizing helpfully and explaining clearly the varying SCHMITT, BERNADOTTE EVERLY. England and Germany, and often perplexing aspects of rural industry in medieval 1740-1914. Princeton University Press, 1916. Pp. ix, England, but also in picturing vividly rural life in the dif. 524. $2.00, net. ferent periods, and making plain the agencies and influences During the past two years hosts of war books have been that brought about the changes in it. The relation, too, published, but most of those touching the Anglo-German between changing rural conditions and the religious and rivalry have been tinctured with bitterness. Dr. Schmitt political development of England is well brought out. Very takes sides with Great Britain, but only after a very thorhelpful to high school teachers of history and well within
ough exposition of the historical evidence. He starts with the range of usefulness for their pupils, it is of distinct a resumé of recent British imperial history and a longer value for the general reader, and so deserves a place in survey of German government and policies, and especially both school and public library. Save for an excellent plan of the recent German craze for expansion. Chapter V deals of a twelfth century manor, it is not illustrated.
with the commercial rivalry between Germany and Great Britain. Here the author shows that in the five years be
fore the war British trade and industry were more prosperSCHAEFFER, HENRY. The Social Legislation of the Primi
ous than ever before, and that British exporters were gettive Semites. New Haven: Yale University Press,
ting fully their share of the new business of the world. 1915. Pp. 245. $2.35.
On the other hand, “the economic condition of Germany This book is an admirable study of primitive Semitic was far from roseate.” Hence to say that Britain was social life as expressed in the legislation of Babylonia and angry because Germany was getting ahead of her, and in. Babylonian contract tablets, in the Hebraic code, in therefore made war on Germany, is a succession of brazen Mohammedan jurisprudence, and modern Arabic survivals. falsehoods, he claims. It is entirely scholarly in character, is written in the lan
With Chapter VI the author takes up the history of diploguage of the doctoral dissertation--of which it is, in fact,
matic relations between England and Germany, on the an outgrowth—and makes no attempt at popular presenta whole friendly up to 1890, after that more and more untion. The frequent use of transliterated Hebraic, Baby friendly. He deals quite fully with the formation of the lonian and Arabic terms without explanation debars the
Ententes and the naval rivalry, and labors to disprove the book from recommendation as a reference work for high German obsession that the great aim of British policy was schools, and makes it rather difficult even for college use. to encircle Germany. Chapters X-XV comprise the latter
half of the book, and deal more fully with the near Eastern Doctor Allen divides the causes of the war into two question and its influence on Anglo-German relations, the classes, potential and positive. Among the potential causes, Moroccan disputes, especially that of 1911 and its effects, the author lists racial prejudices, conflicting geographic and and the immediate causes of the great war.
ethnographic boundaries, bitterness due to former wars, Throughout the book Dr. Schmitt shows good mastery of rival colonial ambitions, naval competition between Gerthe available sources of information. The book is quite many and Great Britain, German so-called welt-politik, inreadable and very informing. Most of the facts he brings ternational suspicion, and the irreconcilable interests of out can be found in other places, but nowhere so con Teuton and Slav in the Balkan peninsula. veniently as here. The book is well worth the attention of
In an extensive chapter, the author describes the tangled the general reader, and will prove a useful reference work
skein of affairs and rival polices in the Balkans which culfor school libraries.
minated in the tragedy at Sarajevo, the immediate or posiOhio State University.
tive cause of the war.
The attempts of Germany to preserve the general peace CHARNWOOD, GODFREY R. B., BARON. Abraham Lincoln.
on the basis of absolute non-interference between Austria
and Serbia—the only basis on which, according to the evi(Makers of the Nineteenth century, edited by Basil
dence, she made any such effort-and the earnest but fruit(Williams.) New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1916. Pp.
less efforts of Great Britain to secure a conference for VII, 479. $1.75.
mediation and conciliation are described with fulness and This is a book no intelligent person interested in Ameri sympathy. The outrage on Belgium—the immediate cause can history can afford to leave unread. It is the most com of Great Britain's entrance into the war-and the motives plete and satisfying interpretation of Lincoln, and its style which determined the course of Japan, Turkey and Italy, far surpasses all but a few of the volumes in which one are clearly presented. Italy's case is discussed with espemust seek our history. It does not give a complete narra cial keen and discriminating insight. tive, and its quality unfits it for the high school student,
Doctor Allen thinks commercial rivalry a negligible facbut it is to be hoped that few high school students in the
tor in causing the war. He holds the evidence insufficient future will fail to receive some of its benefits, through the
to prove that the Teutonic powers deliberately provoked the medium of their teachers.
CARL RUSSELL FISH.
war, though he inclines to the belief that they thought the University of Wisconsin.
opportunity good to obtain their aims without war. He is sympathetic with Germany's welt-politik. He considers her
culpably responsible, however, in not supporting Earl Grey's RUSSELL, WILLIAM F. Economy in Secondary Education. efforts for mediation and conference. He believes Russia
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1916. Pp. viii, 74. 35 incurred grave responsibility in ordering general mobilizacents.
tion. This little monograph in the Riverside Educational Series The volume contains many items of interest. For examoffers suggestiveness not alone to the principal and superin- ple, it will surprise many to learn that Russia publishes tendent, but to the teacher as well, for especially the topics, annually a larger number of books than the United States economy through an increase of time devoted to study, eco and Great Britain combined; that the Bank of Russia, when nomy through an improvement of instruction, and economy the war began, had " the largest agglomeration of the prethrough the organization of the program of study, are cious metals in any repository in the world” (page 59); closely related to the aims and efforts of all teachers. To that Constantinople is of insignificant commercial imthe last named topic, especially large space is given, and portance compared with its strategic value. an effective presentation is made of the need of readjust Certain details should be noted. The comparative table ment of organization of the twelve grades of elementary
of statistics (page 79) would be improved by the incluand secondary schools to avoid present waste through vain
sion of Russia, Austria, Italy and Japan. “Scutari” is repetition of subject matter, and through imperfect articu
erroneously used in the title to the illustration on page 332. lation of the lower and upper groups of these grades. The
The Triple Alliance was formed in 1882, not 1883 (page declared need of thoroughgoing revision of program thrusts on the teachers of history such questions as these: Is his
31). Some will be disposed to question the statement that tory in the higher grades sufficiently built upon that which
“the Kaiser has probably been a sincere friend of peace, esis taught in the lower? If all other subjects in the seventh
pecially with England” (page 139). It would seem that and eighth grades are to be challenged anew, as to their
in a volume of this sort some discussion should have been right to a place there, must not inquiry be made again as included of the philosophy of Nietzsche, Treitschke, von to what units of history and civics can best be taught Bernhardi and others; except for the barest mention, howthere? Can we not more advantageously adapt our pro ever, the subject is omitted. gram of history and civics to that great majority of pupils
The work is profusely illustrated, some illustrations bewho do not reach the senior year of high school. Thought ing in color. It is well supplied with numerous and valualong these and parallel lines is suggested and well directed
able maps. The index is a makeshift. There is no bibliby this little book.
ography. The publishers have done their full part to make
the work a success; it is well bound, and print and paper ALLEN, GEORGE H. The Great War: Causes of and Motives are of unusual excellence.
For. With an introduction by William Howard Taft. To any who desire a full, readable, instructive and nonVolume I. Second edition, revised. Philadelphia: partisan account of the causes of the war, this volume can
George Barrie's Sons, 1915. Pp. xxx, 377. $5.00. be strongly recommended. If the remaining volumes in the Of the many volumes dealing with the Great War, few, series prove as able as the one reviewed, the whole will in the reviewer's judgment, have presented the causes of form a valuable adjunct to any library. that gigantic struggle more fully and more impartially than
HOWARD C. HILL. the work under survey.
State Normal School, Milwaukee.
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