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William E. Dodd


Reconstruction Reconstructed

Black Reconstruction. An Essay fmvard a History of the Part Which Black Polk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-00. By W. E. B. Du Bois. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $4.50. Dr. du bois is probably the greate [...]

After Lincoln

The United States Since 1865. By Louis M. Hacker and Benjamin B. Kendrick. New York: F. S. Crofts and Company. $5.00. The interest of the country and the world in the history of the United States since the great struggle for nationalism, 18 [...]

Education of a Reformer

Tke Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 2 vols. $7.50. Autobiography is a difficult art, one which has seldom been cultivated with success by members of this great republic. Henry Adams wrote a great book [...]

Jefferson and Du Pont

Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, 1798-1817. Edited by Dumas Malone and translated by Linwood Lehman. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. $4.00. These letters reveal the minds of two of the most inter [...]

Harvey, Maker of Presidents

George Harvey, a Passionate Patriot. By Willis Fletcher Johnson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. $5.00. Mr. willis fletcher johnson likes to challenge his readers, as one may see from the title of his biography of Colonel George Harvey; for th [...]

The Declaration of Independence

"A decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by thei [...]

Wilson as Governor and President

Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. By Ray Stannard Baker. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. Vols. III and IV. $10.00. The first installment of Mr. Baker's life of Wilson presented the intimate papers and letters of Woodrow Wilson durin [...]

The Middle Colonies

The Founding of American Civilisation: The Middle Colonies. By Thomas Jefferson Wertenhaker. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, $.100. Thomas J. Wertenbaker has studied and taught history for about thirty years in Texas, Virginia, and New J [...]

The Dilemma of Democracy in the United States

IIn the later decades of the nineteenth century a German scientist, Emil du Bois-Reymond, delivered a notable lecture on the Seven World Riddles. The seven world riddles were the nature of matter and force, the origin of motion, the origin of life, t [...]