Division and re-union, 1829-1889.
By Woodrow Wilson, Ph.D., Ll.D.
of Jurisprudence in Princeton College; Author of ‘Congressional Government,’ ‘The State—Elements of Historical and Practical Politics,’ etc., etc. With five colored Maps.
346 pages. Cloth, $1.25.
‘We regret that we have not space for more quotations from this uncommonly strong, impartial, interesting book.
Giving only enough facts to elucidate the matter discussed, it omits no important questions.
It furnishes the reader clear-cut views of the right and the wrong of them all. It gives admirable pen-portraits of the great personages of the period with as much freedom from bias, and as much pains to be just, as if the author were delineating Pericles
, or Alcibiades
, or Caesar
has earned the gratitude of seekers after truth by his masterly production.’—N. C. University Magazine
‘This admirable little volume is one of the few books which nearly meet our ideal of history.
It is causal history in the truest sense, tracing the workings of latent influences and far-reaching conditions of their outcome in striking fact, yet the whole current of events is kept in view, and the great personalities of the time, the nerve-centers of history, live intensely and in due proportion in these pages.
We do not know the equal of this book for a brief and trustworthy, and, at the same time, a brilliantly written and sufficient history of these sixty years. We heartily commend it, not only for general reading, but as an admirable text-book.’—Post-Graduate and Wooster Quarterly
‘Considered as a general history
of the United States
from 1829 to 1889, his book is marked by excellent sense of proportion, extensive knowledge, impartiality of judgment, unusual power of summarizing, and an acute political sense.
Few writers can more vividly set forth the views of parties.’ —Atlantic Monthly
‘Students of United States
history may thank Mr. Wilson
for an extremely clear and careful rendering of a period very difficult to handle . . . they will find themselves materially aided in easy comprehension of the political situation of the country by the excellent maps.’—N. Y Times
writes in a clear and forcible style. . . . The bibliographical references at the head of each chapter are both well selected and well arranged, and add greatly to the value of the work, which appears to be especially designed for use in instruction in colleges and preparatory schools.’ —Yale Review
‘It is written in a style admirably clear, vigorous, and attractive, a thorough grasp of the subject is shown, and the development of the theme is lucid and orderly, while the tone is judicial and fair, and the deductions sensible and dispassionate-so far as we can see . . . It would be difficult to construct a better manual of the subject than this, and it adds greatly to the value of this useful series.’—Hartford Courant
‘. . . One of the most valuable historical works that has appeared in many years.
The delicate period of our country's history, with which this work is largely taken up, is treated by the author with an impartiality that is almost unique.’—Columbia Law Times