Book Reviews


  • Paul W. Brewer University of New Mexico
  • Paul W. McBride Ithaca College
  • Martin V. Melosi Texas A&M University
  • David L. Nass Southwest Minnesota State University
  • F. P. King Metropolitan State College
  • George D. King University of Minnesota
  • Frank Burdick State University of New York, College at Cortland
  • Robert A. Calvert Texas A&M University
  • Sally Allen Hampshire College
  • Larry D. Wilcox University of Toledo



James M. Merrill. The USA: A Short History of the American Republic. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1975. Pp. vii, 380. $5.95. Review by Paul W. Brewer of the University of New Mexico.

Stanley Feldstein and Lawrence Costello, eds., The Ordeal of Assimilation: A Documentary History of the White Working Class 1830's to the 1970's. Garden City: Anchor/Doubleday, 1974. 500 pp., Index. $4.95; Moses Rischin, ed., Immigration and the American Tradition. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976. 456 pp., Index. $7.50. Review of Paul W. McBride of Ithaca College.

David M. Chalmers. Neither Socialism nor Monopoly: Theodore Roosevelt and the Decision to Regulate the Railroads. (The America's Alternatives Series.) Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1976. Pp. x, 121. $3.25. Review by Martin V. Melosi of Texas A&M University.

David E. Kyvig, ed. FDR's America. St. Charles, Missouri: Forum Press, 1976. 183 pp., bibliography. $5.95; H. Rogert Grant and L. Edward Purcell, eds. Years of Struggle: The Farm Diary of Elmer G. Powers, 1931-1936. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University, 1976. 139 pp. $6.95. Review by David L. Nass of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Stephen E. Ambrose. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy, 1938-1976. Revised Edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1976. Pp. 390. $3.95. Review by F. P. King of Metropolitan State College.

Alton Hornsby, Jr. The Black Almanac: From Involuntary Servitude (1619-1860) to the Age of Disillusionment (1964-1974). Woodbury, NY: Barron, 1975. 241 pp. $2.95. Review by George D. King of the University of Minnesota.

Richard O. Davies. The Age of Asphalt: The Automobile, the Freeway, and the Condition of Metropolitan America. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1975. Pp. xii, 139. $3.25. Review by Frank Burdick of the State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Charles R. Poinsatte and Bernard Norling. Understanding History Through the American Experience. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1976. Pp. X, 214. $3.95. Review by Robert A. Calvert of Texas A&M University.

Ronald J. Grele, ed. Envelopes of Sound: Six Practitioners Discuss the Method, Theory and Practice of Oral History and Oral Testimony. Chicago: Precendent Publishing, Inc., 1975. 154 pp. + two 1-hour cassette tapes. Book, $7.50; cassettes $13.95. Review by Sally Allen of Hampshire College.

Boris Nicolaievsky and Otto Maenchen-Helfen. Karl Marx: Man and Fighter. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1976. Pp. xii, 492. $4.95. Review by Larry D. Wilcox of the University of Toledo.


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Brewer, Paul W., Paul W. McBride, Martin V. Melosi, David L. Nass, F. P. King, George D. King, Frank Burdick, Robert A. Calvert, Sally Allen, and Larry D. Wilcox. 1977. “Book Reviews”. Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 2 (1):32-40.



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