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Current periodicals. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XI....
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Current periodicals. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XI. Pages 105-107.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
10 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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CURRENT PERIODICALS. HISTORY or THE CIVIL WAR (x861-1865). Being Vol. VI. of History of the United States of America, under the Consti- tution. By James Schouler. New. York : Dodd, Mead & Co. (Copyright 1899). Price, $2.25. The author considers the Civil War as the bloody culmina- tion of a long political feud of sections. An essential conflict of principles must be reconciled; namely, the principle of race- subjection and that of an equality of social and industrial opportunity. VVithin the limits of 633 pages 8vo., he has told the story of the long conflict of the Civil War interestingly, clearly, and (by an avoidance of disputatious treatment of still unsettled questions of military strategy) fully. He has striven “ to bring out clearly the drift and purpose of successive cam- paigns and the traits of different commanders-and some general features of the warfare worth dwelling upon-besides to present the political and social progress of this grave epoch, and the variations of our public opinion.” The original sources are plentiful on both sides of the questions in dispute, while the smoke of conflict has, by this time, suliiciently been cleared away to allow justice to be done to both disputants. The desire of the author to be fair and impartial is apparent in his treatment of questions which, but a few years since, could scarce have been touched upon without expressing or arousing many a partisan claim and not a little heart-burning. The volume is minutely divided into Chapters and Sections, and ' has a full Index. Only one map-a colored one, illustrating the political complexion of the United States in 1864-accom- panies the volume, and there are no pictorial illustrations. H. HISTORICAL RECORDS AND STUDIES, published by the United States Catholic Historical Society of New York in two m5