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ISSUE:  Winter 1943

in “An American Philosopher in the World of Nations.” This year Mr. Chixard delivered the Page-Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia on the later years of Jefferson. The present article derives in large part from one of these lectures.

Marik Kimhall has dealt with Jefferson in a light vein in such articles as “The Epicure of the White House” and “Jefferson’s Farewell to Romance,” which the Virginia Quarterly published some years ago. In this current article, “Jefferson’s Four Freedoms” (so named, she writes us, before the words got into the newspapers), she treats in a more serious fashion of the influences that turned Jefferson’s mind towards the solution of greater problems than merely legal ones and of his early work in establishing freedom in his native Virginia. This article, in a longer version, will form one chapter in Mrs. Kimrai.t/s latest book, “Jefferson: The Road to Glory,” which will be published in April.

Bernard Mayo is professor of American history at the University of Virginia, author of “Henry Clay, Spokesman of the New West” (1937), and of a recent book, “Jefferson Himself,” reviewed in this issue of the Virginia Quarterly. In “Jefferson Himself” Mit. Mayo presented “an intimate and rounded portrait of a great and many-sided American”; in “A Peppercorn for Mr. Jefferson” he shows the way in which Jefferson’s contemporaries in Washington and throughout the country saw the man during his years as President.

Beginning with the second number of the Virginia Quarterly in July, 1925, Gerald W. Johnson has been a frequent contributor of provocative essays and book reviews. In “The Changelings” he continues to upset established opinion by declaring that the usual irony that plagues American history has been at work in our conventional characterization of Jefferson and Hamilton. Mr. Johnson is an editorial writer for the Baltimore Sun. His most recent book, “Roosevelt: Dictator or Democrat?” was published in 191-1.

Both of the poets in this issue arc well known to readers of the Virginia Quarterly. Theodore Morrison is a member

of the department of English at Harvard University and the author of several volumes of poetry. Rohert P. Tristram Coffin writes that lie is about to renew hij youth like the eagle by instructing Array Air men who have come to Bowdoin t’o study meteorology. His new book of ballads, “Primer for Americans,” will he published this month.

Although Carleton Beals now lives in Connecticut, he is not a Yankee, hut a westerner, born in Kansas and brought up in California. Recently he has been revising the English version of “Men of America,” a forthcoming book by Ezcquiel Padilla, the Foreign Minister of Mexico, and he has also acted as consultant on various specific Latin American problems for several government agencies. His new novel, “Fort on the Amazon,” will be published this June. “A Modern Don Quixote,” like Mn. Beal’s earlier contribution to the Virginia Quarterly, “Serenade in Mexico,” reflects his knowledge of Mexico, gathered through long residence in that country.

Walter I/. Myers has contributed a number of studies of the contemporary novel to the Virginia Quarterly. In “0, The Hobby-Horse” he turns his attention back to the eighteenth century, feeling that “an appreciation of Uncle Toby, who always offers one a chance to smile and justify himself seriously, might have special value just now.” Mn. MvKns is professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of “The Later Realism.”

A native of North Carolina and professor of American history at the University of Chicago, Avery Craven has written extensively in the fid. 1 of Southern history. His latest book, “The Coming of the Civil War,” appeared during 1912,

Thomas Perkins Aiierxetiiy, professor of history at the University of Virginia and an advisory editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, has written a number of books dealing with the American Revolutionary period. His present review of books on Jefferson is one of many contributions to the Virginia Quarterly. EroENE M. Kayden, professor of economics at the University of the South,


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