Nineteenth century historians of the Gulf States
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This dissertation is a study of the lives and writings of five of the most competent nineteenth-century historians of the Gulf States: Albert James Pickett, of Alabama; John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, of Mississippi; John Wesley Monette, of Mississippi; Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré, of Louisiana; and Henderson King Yoakum, of Texas. One chapter is devoted to each historian. The first part of each chapter is a biography in which emphasis is placed upon public service, professional activities, and minor writings. The second portion of each chapter is an examination of the historian's major work, with stress on sources, method, style, and problems of publication. Also, an attempt is made to indicate the reception accorded the historian's work from its first appearance to the present time.