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Governor Robinson addressed the stu-
dents on ''Early Times in California."
This graphic account of the struggles of
the early settlers made a profound impres-
sion upon the students and gave valuable
'lessons on the making of history. A full
report of the meeting will be given in our
next issue.

It was intended to follow up the article
in the last issue of the Notes on " Budget-
ary Procedure in England," by similar
articles, in this month's issue, upon other
important topics in English constitutional
history. The gentlemen who are prepar-
ing these papers, have found that they
require more time to make their work
thorough, so that the papers must be post-
poned until the first issue of next year.
At least one of the papers will be published
at that time.

The historical student who can so time
his visit to the World's Fair as to be in
Chicago on the week beginning July 10,
will have an opportunity of attending the
greatest meeting of historical writers likely
to be held for some time to come. Dur-
ing that week the Historical Congress will
hold its sessions. The object of this Con-
gress, as stated by a circular recently
issued, is "to bring together during the
term of the Columbian Exposition, repre-
sentatives of Historical Societies, and
other persons who have made contribu-
tions to historical research and literature,
or, who are especially interested in his-
torical study." The American Historical
Association is to take an active part in
these meetings, and this in itself insures
the success of the undertaking. Papers
are to be presented by various well known
historical writers, and indeed it is likely
that almost every historian of repute will
be present. Every student who is in Chi-
cago at the time should try to secure the
right to attend at least one of these meet-






FOR 1892-93.


Instruction in this department is given b}-
means of lectures, conferences, recitations, dis-
cussions, and personal direction in study and
research. As the library is an indispensable aid
in the pursuit of the following courses of study,
students are expected to become acquainted
with the best methods of collecting and classify-
ing materials, and of writing and presenting
papers on special topics. All lectures are sup-
plemented by required reading and class exer-

The work of the department now embraces
five principal lines of study, namely: European
History, American History and Civil Govern-
ment, Political Institutions, Sociology or Social
Institutions, and Political Economy.

The following studies are offered for 1892-'9a:


1. The History of ivilization. Lectures
daily, at 8:80. Ancient Society, and the intel-
lectual development of Eiirope to the twelfth
century. Special attention is given to the influ-
ence of Greek philosophy and the Christian
church on European civilization, the relation of
learning to liberal government, and to tlic rise
of modern nationality.

2. French and German History. Daily,
at 9:30. Descriptive history. Text-book.

3. Historical Method and Criticism.
Tuesday and Thursday, at 9:30. Examination
and classification of sources and authorities.
Analysis of the works of the best historians.
Library work, with collection and use of mater-
ial, notes, and bibliography. Special attention
to current historical and economic literature.

4. The History of Education and the
Development of Methods of Instruction.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 9:.30. This
course may be taken with No. 3. A course for

5. English History. Daily, at 11. Descrip-
tive history. Text-book.

6. Journalism. Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, at 12. Lectures, laboratory and library

work. English: Twenty-five lectures by Prof-
essors Dunlap and Hopkins; 15 lectures on the
history and ethics of journalisn, by Professor
Adams. Newspaper- bureau. The principal
object of the bureau is to enable students to
form habits of systematic reading, to keep in-
formed on the topics of the day, and to preserve
clippings properly filed and indexed. This
course will be found highly beneficial to stu-
dents who desire a special study in magazines
and newspapers as a general culture.

7. Statistics. Tuesday and Thursday at
12. Supplementary to all studies in economics
and sociology. The method of using statistics
is taught by actual investigation of political and
social problems, lectures, and class-room prac-
tice. The history' and theory of statistics
receive due attention.

8. American History. From the earliest
discovery to 1763. Lectures, topical reading,
and recitations. Three hours a week at 2.

9. Local and Municipal Government.

Lectures and topical reading. Two hours a
a week at 2.

Courses 8 and 9 are intended to be taken to-
gether as a full study, but may be taken sepa-

10. American History. Presidential ad-
ministrations from \Yashington to Jackson.
Daily, at 3. Open to Seniors in full standing,
and to other students upon approval of the

11. International Law and Diplomacy.

Lectures and recitations. Two hours a week,
at 4.

12. Political Economy. Daily, at 4. The
fundamental principles are discussed, elaborated
and illustrated by examples from present eco-
nomic society. A brief history of Political
Economy closes the course.


13. Institutional History. Lectures
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 8:30, on
comparative politics and administration. Greek
Roman, and Germanic institutions compared.
Historical significance of Roman law in the
middle eges. Short study in Prussian adminis-

14. Renaissance and Reformation.
Tuesday and Thursday, at 8:30. Lectures
The revival of learning with especial reference
to the Italian renaissance. A careful inquiry
into the cause, course and results of the Refor-
mation. This course may be taken as a
continuation of number 1 .



15. Political History of Modern Eu-
rope. Tuesday and Thursday at 0:30. Text-

16. Federal Government and the
French Revolution. Lectures, Monday-.
Wednesday, and Friday, at 9:30, ou SAvit/.er-
laiid. The Italian republics and tlie States
fteneral of France.

17 onstitutional History of England.
Tuesday and Thursday, at 9:30. This course
may be taken as a continuation of number 5.
Text-book. and lectures.

18. Elements of Sociology. Lectures,
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 11. Evo-
lution of social institutions. Laws and condi-
tions that tend to organize society. Modern
social institutions and social problems.

19. harities and orrect ion. Tuesday
and Thur.sday, at 11. Treatment of the poor
from a historical standpoint. Mcxlern scientific
charity. The treatment of criminals. Prisons
and reformatories. Practical study of Kansas
institutions. This course is supplementary to
number 18.

20. Land Tenures. Lectures, Tuesday
and Thursday, at 12. This course treats of
primitive property, the village community,
feudal tenures, and modern land-holding in
Great Britain and the United States. This
course is mainly historical, and is an excellent
l^reparation for the study of the law of real

21. American History. Continuation of
course 8. First half-term: History of the Rev-
olution and the Confederation, 17G3 to 17(59.
Second half-term: Brief summary of the consti-
lutional jieriod, Avitli Johnston's "American
Politics"" as a text-book. Tliree hours a wi>ek,
at '■I.

22. onstitutional La-w. History of the
;idopl,i(in of Hie constitution, and a, study of its
pr(i\isions. 'I'wice a, week, at '2. Forms, with
course 'l\, a full slndy. b\il may lie taken

23. American History. Conlinualion of
course 10. I'i'esidential administrations from
.lacks(in to Lincoln. Daily, at :i.

24. Mediaeval History. Two-fifths of
I he second lei'ni of the Fri'sliinan >-ea.r. For all
students whose admission papers sho\N- I hat
tlie\ lia\'e had elementary physics, hygiene and
(•heniislr\. Daily, al 3. 'I'e.xl-hook.

25. Principles of Public Finance. I>ec-
lui-i'S on piihlic industries, budgel legislalion.
taxation and puhlie (lel)ls. Open lo students
who ha\e sUidied polilieal economy one l,ei-m.
Two hours a wei.'k, al 1.

26 The Status of Woman. Confer
ences. Tuesday and Thursday, at 4 Indus
trial condition, including a stud}' of labor,
wages, etc. Woman in the professions. Their
political and legal abilities and 'disabilities.
Property rights. Condition of woman in Europe
and the Orient. Social questions.

27. Advanced Political Economy.
Monday, Wednesday, and Frida}', at 4. Con-
sisting of («) lectures on applied economics: (V)
practical observation and investigation; and {c)
methods of research, with papers by students
on special topics. This course is a continuation
of number 13.

General Seminary, on Friday, at 4. Stu-
dents in History and Sociologw are required to
attend the Seminary unless excused by special
arrangement. Full credit will be allowed for
time spent in Seminary work. At the beginning
of the term, st'udents may elect other work in
place of the seminary, if they choose.


L Economics. Courses 7, 12,- 18, 19. 20,
and 27.

II. European History. Courses, 2, 3. .'),

13, In, and 16.

III. American History. Courses 8, 9, 10,
21, 22, and 23.

IV. Social Institutions. Courses. 1, 12.

14, IS, 19, and 4 (or 26).

V. Political Institutions. Courses 3, 7,
9, 15, 13, 16, 17, 2Q, and 22.


Persons desiring to take the degree of A. AL
may do so by the comjiletion t)f any one or all
of the following courses. The work is carried
on by tlie investigation of special tojjics under
the ])ersonal direction of the instructor. An
houi' for confin-ence will l)e ai'ranged lor each
student. T^h<' courses extend Ihroughoul Ihe

I. American History. Ojien (o graduates
and students who have studied Amei-ican His-
tory t wo \-ears.

II. Economics. ()i>imi to graduates and
students who have laUen the undergradLnde
work in political I'cononiy. ('ourses 12, 27,
and S,

III Political and Social Institutions.

<)pen to gi'a.duates and st intents whoha\e taken
the undergra.duat(.' woi-k in the history (if insti-
tutions and sociology, ('ourses 12, 27. and 7.

''i'he aho\-e courses are for stinlenls who de-
sire proliciency in a special line. These coui'ses
will not in any way inb^rfei-e with the general
rules of the Faculty respecting graduali' woric.



(Catalogue, 1891-"92, pp. 120, T31.) V,y tlicsc
fuh'S, a graduate student m.-iy taki' any (if I he
-*7 courses mentioned above (e.xcrpt I.") and 2l)u,s
a preparation for lln' dcyi'ci' oT A. i\I.

Preparation for Entrance to the Uni-
versity. The time sjicnt in tlir iiigli seliouis
in llic stuily o!' Jiisloi'y is neei'ssurily liniilrd.
For this reason it is i',ss(Mitial that the gn^atcst
care be exercisi'd in preparing students lor cn-
tranci' to the University. At. ])ri'sent vi'i'y
littli- iiistory is required in tin- Fresliman and
SophonKii-i' years, and the students enter upon
the study of the .lunioi- ami Senioi- years willi-
out tliorougl) pri'paration i'or tlie worl<. U
would seem that the aim slioidd l)e I'or all those
who contempkite entering the University to
learn the story of nations pretty tlioroughly. A
g(neral outline of the world's history with a
special study of the United States History and
government represents th(> field. Ikit this out-
line should bi' more than a mere skeleton of
facts and dates. It should be well rounded
with the political, social, and economic life
of the people. Students will find a general
text-book, such as Myer's, Sheldon's, or Fisher's,
indispensible; but the work of preparation
ought not to stop here. Such works as Fyffe's
Greece, Creighton's Home, Seebohm's Era of

ProlestanI Revolution, Cox's Greece, and others
in I lie I'rinier, j'^jxich, and Stories of Nations
Sei-ies ougliL lo bi' |-<'a(l. The (ibji'Ct (if f his
readini;- is tu fainiliai-i/.e the student with the
]iiililical and sorial'life of the pi-iiicipli> nations
iif the World. For this purpose evei-ything
shiiuhl he as inli'resl im^- as possible. Such an
interest should be ai'oused l.iiat tie' student
would not hi' ]Mi/zle(l o\cr chiles and llireadliai-e
facts, but wouhl seize and hold those things
that a,i-e useful or] account of I he interest his
mind has in them. That histoi'y widch is
gained by a lian^ nuinory of e\ imiIs is soon lost
It ,i;rows too dim hir use and consecpiently li'ails
to confusi(jn. With the stoi-y of the nations
well learned the student comes to tlie Univei'sity
prepai'i.'dfor the hiuiier scientific stud}- of history
and its kindred loi)ics. He is thi'U ready for
investi,aation. com])arison and analysis. lie
then takes u)> the i-cal in\i'Sti,i;a,l ion of the jihil-
osophy of institutions and of national dexi'lop-
ment. He is then ready for the sciiMici' of
Sociology, Institutional History, Political Fcoii-
omy, the Science of (Government, Statistics oi'
Political Economy. Students who entei- the
University without this i)reparation find it
necessary to make uii for it as l)est they can by
the jierusal of books, such as thosi? mentioned




Every student n the ni varsity should lay the foundation of a good working library. Such libraries are
not "made to order" at some given time, under specially favorable financial conditions — but are the result of
considerable sacrifice, and are of slow growth. The wise expenditure of even ten dollars in each term will
bring together books which if thoroughly mastered will be of great assistance in all later life. Room-mates,
or members of the same fraternity, by combining their libraries and avoiding the purchase of duplicates, can
soon be in possession of a most valuable collection of authors. Assistance in selecting and in purchasing will
be given upon application.

The prices named below are the list prices of the publishers.

Students are required to jnirchase books marked with an asterisk.

Armstrong-, New^ York.

American Book Company, Chicago.

Manual of the Constitution, Andrews $ l.OU

Analysis of Civil Government, Townsend 1.00

Civil Government, Peterman .60

History of England, Thalheimer 1.00

Medieval and Modern History, Thalheimer 1.60

Outlines of History, Fisher a.4U

General History of the World, Barnes 1.60

Political Economy, Gregory 1.20

Lessons in Political Economy, Champlin .. .90

Ginn & Co., Boston and Chicago.

Ancient History, Myers & Allen $ 1.50

Mediseval and Modern History, Myers 1.50

Political Science and Comparative Law, Burgess, 5.00

Macy's Our Government 75

*General History, Myers 1.50

Leading facts in English History, Montgomery... I.ia

Philosophy of Wealth, Clark 1.00

Political Science Quarterly, Yearly 3.00

Washington and His Country, Fiske 1.00

Harpers, New York.

♦History of Germany, Lewis . 1.50

*International Law, Davis a.OO

♦Political History of Modern Times, Mueller 3.00

*Short English History, Green l.SO

Civil Policy of America, Draper a.OO

History of English People, Green, 4 vols 10.00

History of United States, Hildreth, 6 vols 13.00

The Constitution, Story 90

Holt & Co., New York.

♦American Politics, Johnston S 1.00

American Colonies, Doyle, 3 vols 9.00

American Currency, Sumner 2.50

History of Modern Europe, Fyffe. 3 vols 7..50

Political Economy, Walker 3.35

Houghton, MifHin & Co., Boston.

Discovery of America. Fiske, 3 vols $ 4.00

American Commonwealths, 14 vols., each 1.25

American Statesmen, 34 vols., each 1.35

American Revolution, Fiske, S vols 4.00

Critical Period of American History. Fiske 3.00

Epitome of History, Ploetz 3.00

Christopher Columbus, Winsor 4.00

Appleton, New York .

Dynamic Sociology, Ward, 3 vols $5.00

History of Civilization, Guizot 1.35

Political Economy, Mill. 3 vols 6.00

Cranston & Stowe, Chicago.
^Political Economy, Ely

.* 1.00

Macmillan,' New York.
Constitutional History, England, Stubbs, 3 vols, f 7.80
Principles of Economics, Marshall, vol. I 3.00

♦Democracy in Europe, May, 3 vols $ 3.50

G. P. Putnara's Sons, New York and London.

♦American Citizen's Manual, Ford S 1.35

Unwritten Constitution of the U. S., Tiedeman... 1.00

History of Political Economy, Blanqui 3.00

Introduction to Eng. Econom. Hist, and Theory

Ashley l.fjO

Indust. and Com. Supremacy of Eng.. Rogers 3.00

Economic Interpretations of History, Rogers 3.00

Constitutional History of the U.S., Sterne 1.35

♦Tariff History of the United States, Taussig 1.35

The Story of Nations, 34 vols., each 1.50

Heroes of the Nations, 12 vols., each 1.50

American Orations, ed. by Johnston, 3 vols., each 1.25

Callaghan & Co., Chicago.
Constitutional History of U. S., Von Hoist, 8 vol $25.00

Constitutional Law of U. S., Von Hoist 3.00

Political Economy, Roscher, 3 vols. 6.00

Crowell, New York.

♦History of France, Duruy S 2.00

Labor Movement in America, Ely 1.50

Life of Washington, pop. ed., Irving, 3 vols 2.50

Problems of To-day, Ely 1.50

Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

History of Greece, Grote, 10 vols $17.50

Parkman's Works, per vol 1.50

Rise of the Republic, Frothingham 3.50

Longmans,' Green & Co., New York.

Epochs of Ancient Histoi'y, each vol $ l.OO

Epochs of Modern History, each vol 1.00

Political Economy, pop. ed.. Mill 1.75

The Crusades, Cox 1.00

Scribners, New York.

♦American Diplomacy, Schuyler $ 3.50

History of Rome. Mommsen, 4 vols 8.00

Lombard Street. Bagehot 1.S5

Silent South, Cable 1.00

Silver Burdett & Co., Boston.

♦Historical Atlas, Labberton $1.,50 or $ 2.00

♦Historical Geography of U. S., MacCoun 1.00

♦Institutes of Eccmomics, Andrews 1.50

Institues of General History, Andrews 3.00

Dodd, Mead & Co., New York.
History of United States, Schouler, 5 vols : $11.50

D. C. Heath & Co., Boston.

♦The State, Woodrow Wilson $ 3.00

Principles of Political Economy, Gide 2.00

Methods of Teaching History, Hall 1.50

General HistorJ^ Sheldon 1.60

♦Old South Leaflets, 33 Nos., each 05

History Topics, Allen 35

State and Fed. Governments of the U. S., Wilson 50

TVip American Citizen, Dole 90

Ci)m;>arative VieM^ of Governments, Wenzel 80

' Siiu'Les in American History, Sheldon— Barnes... 1.13

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