Education: Historians

¶ Not all U. S. Negro slaves were illiterate before emancipation, some having attended clandestine schools. ¶ The Egyptian Government, in the 2nd Century, kept papyrus pay-vouchers from grain-hauling camel and donkey drivers. ¶ Americans in the Southwest, angered by British boundary limitations, were ready to revolt in 1774.

To pry into such crannies of knowledge is the habit of the American Historical Society. The members met last week at Duke University (Durham, N. C.). Their president for 1930: Japan-born Evarts Boutell Greene, De Witt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia, eminent...

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