Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Historical events are very likely to make impressions upon contemporary writers of their history quite different from those upon the historians of later times. The intervening years are essential for the proper perspective, the appreciation of their significance, and the separation of associated events. A more accurate view of any historical event should come to those whom time has carried beyond it. In case the event be the result of governmental policies, political bias will then be less influential. The original researches and secondary complications of later writers of American history have resulted in a much better understanding of the true significance of that history, and in their drawing conclusions regarding many of its great events far different from those presented by earlier writers.
Walker, John H., "The Slidell Mission to Mexico" (1924). Graduate Thesis Collection. 47.