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The American Commonwealth

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The work has been a standard from its first appearance in 1888 as the best general account of the government and social institutions of the United States ever written, but it has now been made vastly more interesting and invaluable.

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Woodruff, Expansion of Races, by Professor F. A. Woods . .
Gardiner, Greek Athletic Sports, by Professor D. M. Robinson
Davis, The Influence of Wealth in Imperial Rome, by Professor W. L. Westermann

591 Bussell, The Roman Empire, by Professor G. W. Botsford . ..

592 BOOKS OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY Schäfer, Deutsche Geschichte, by Dr. E. F. Henderson

594 Rooseboom, The Scottish Staple in the Netherlands, by Professor W. E. Lingelbach

596 McIlwain, The High Court of Parliament, by Professor J. F. Baldwin .

597 Lazarovich-Hrebelianovich, The Servian People, by R. H. Lord


600 Pollard, History of England from the Accession of Edward VI., by Professor R. B. Merriman White, Seven Great Statesmen, by Professor G, S. Ford

602 Scott, Constitution and Finance : .. of Joint-Stock Companies, II., by Professor A. L. P. Dennis 604 Foster, English Factories in India, 1630-1633, by the same


Sainsbury, Calendar of the Court Minutes, 1640-1643, by the same
Firth, The House of Lords during the Civil War, by Professor W. C. Abbott
Rosebery, Lord Chatham, by Professor A. L. Cross


611 Bourgeois, La Diplomatie Secrète au XVIII Siècle, III., by the same

612 Lindner, Weltgeschichte seit der Völkerwanderung, VII., by Professor G. S. Ford Marion, Les Impôts Directs sous l'Ancien Régime, by Professor F. M. Fling

614 Lavisse, Histoire de France, Vol. IV., pt. I., by Professor H. E. Bourne

615 Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, by Professor F, M, Fling .


618 Sloane, Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, by Professor H. E. Bourne

620 Klaeber, Marschall Bernadotte, by Professor G. M. Dutcher.

622 Hardman, History of Malta, by Professor A. L, P. Dennis . Bracq, France under the Republic, by J. T. S.

624 Hazen, Europe since 1815, by Professor Ferdinand Schevill

625 Monypenny, Life of Disraeli, I. . Cory, Rise of South Africa, I., by Professor A. L. P. Dennis

629 Murdoch, History of Japan, I., by Professor K. Asakawa

630 Browne, The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909, by Professor A. V. W. Jackson

634 BOOKS OF AMERICAN HISTORY Essays in American History . Turner, by Professor C. H. Van Tyne .

637 Haring, Buccaneers in the West Indies, by Miss Violet Barbour

638 FitzRoy, Acts of the Privy Council of England, III., by Professor C. M. Andrews

Dodd, Revision and Amendment of State Constitutions, by Roger Foster ,
Hamilton, Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton, by Professor J. S. Bassett
Treat, The National Land System, 1785-1820, by Professor B. H. Hibbard
McMaster, History of the People of the United States, VII., by President C. H. Levermore

648 Villard, John Brown, by Dr. J. K. Hosmer

650 Johnston, The Negro in the New World, by A. H. Stone

652 Mahan, The Interest of America in International Conditions MINOR NOTICES

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, J. Franklin Jameson, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D. C., or to the Board of Editors. Books for review may be sent to the Managing Editor. Subscriptions should be sent to the Macmillan Company, 41 North Queen St., Lancaster, Pa., or 66 Fifth Ave., New York. The price of subscription, to persons who are not members of the American Historical Association, is four dollars a year ; single numbers are sold for one dollar; bound volumes may be obtained for four dollars and a half. Back numbers or volumes of the REVIEW may be obtained at the same rates.




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NDIANAPOLIS is not a great university centre, though it has a

good suburban college and excellent schools. Though a pleasant and hospitable city, it has not much distinguished architecture nor many impressive “sights”. It presented little to divert the mind of the historical student from the sessions and the company of his colleagues, nor was that mind distracted (while enlarged) by the simultaneous meetings of non-historical societies. On the other hand, Indianapolis is a railroad centre conveniently reached from a great region abounding in members of the historical fraternity, and the hotel chosen as headquarters was so well arranged as to give every opportunity both for sessions and for sociability. Accordingly, the number of members registered was unusually large, 290, and by general agreement the convention was more than usually successful. The presence of large numbers of the younger men and women was especially observed.

The credit for all this success belongs primarily to the Committee of Local Arrangements, of which Mr. Calvin Kendall was chairman and Professor Christopher B. Coleman of Butler College secretary, and to the Committee on the Programme, Professor Evarts B. Greene of the University of Illinois chairman. But cordial appreciation is also due, for additional pleasures, to those hospitable citizens of Indianapolis who provided the agreeable reception at the John Herron Art Institute and the "smoker” at the University Club, to Mrs. E. C. Atkins, who received the ladies on one of the afternoons, and to the three clubs which threw open their doors to the visitors. There was also a subscription luncheon, with speaking, on the last day, and a variety of informal breakfasts of those who had been trained at the same university or were interested in the same branch of historical work. Noteworthy among similar occasions was a

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dinner given in honor of Professor Frederick J. Turner, president of the Association, by his former pupils at the University of Wisconsin, who marked the occasion by the presentation of a volume of historical studies, Essays in American History, dedicated to Frederick Jackson Turner, of which any teacher might well be proud.

It must be noted, as a further mark of the success of the meeting, that nearly all the practical conferences of workers in special fields were attended by increased numbers and characterized by interesting proceedings and, in some cases, valuable permanent results.

The economists and the students of political science held their meeting this year in St. Louis. The allied societies which met with the American Historical Association were bodies whose interest is likewise in history—the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the Ohio · Valley Historical Association, and the North Central History Teachers' Association. Sessions of these bodies preceded that of the national organization. Tuesday evening, December 27, was occupied with a joint session of the first two. A business meeting on the afternoon preceding had been devoted mainly to a discussion of propositions for their union. For the present, the view that the Ohio Valley Historical Association had a distinct sphere of usefulness in which it could not be wholly replaced by the Mississippi Valley Historical Association so far prevailed that further consideration of the proposed union was postponed for a year.

In the joint session held in the evening Professor Orin G. Libby of the University of North Dakota read a paper entitled New Light on the Explorations of the Verendrye. He placed the Verendrye family-father and sons-in a class with La Salle and with Lewis and Clark in respect to the wide sweep of their explorations in the regions about the upper valley of the Missouri River, extending as far west as the Rocky Mountains, and he discussed the elder Verendrye’s discovery of various tribes of Indians unknown to the world before his explorations. Professor Clarence W. Alvord of the University of Illinois followed Professor Libby with a description of Verendrye’s discovery of the tribes of Indians about Lake Winnipeg

Professor Isaac J. Cox of the University of Cincinnati read the second paper of this session, on the American Intervention in West

1 Professor Libby's paper will be printed in the Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Professor Cox's, the next mentioned, will appear in this journal. Of formal papers mentioned in this article without note of publication in any journal, it may be expected that the greater number will be printed in the Annual Report of the Association for 1910.

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