IN THE REVIEW

Is This History Necessary?

The Coming of the Civil War

by Robert Goldston

Reconstruction: The Great Experiment

by Allen W. Trelease
All the books under review deal largely with the experience of American blacks or women, and all are the products of commercial publishers who sense a new market. Not merely—perhaps not even primarily—a market among young readers interested in history, but among teachers and librarians who want children to read …