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EDITORIAL ORGANIZATION

EDITOR OF ORIGINAL EDITION AND INVENTOR OF THE SYSTEM

J. N. LARNED Librarian, Buffalo Public Library (1877-1807) President, American Library Association (i8g>-i8g4) Author of "History of England for Schools," "A History of the United States for Secondary Schools,"

"Seventy Centuries," etc.

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REVISION STAFF

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

DONALD E. SMITH, A.B. (cornell), Ph.d. (california)

Professor of History, Geography and Economics

Formerly at University of California, Toledo University, etc.

Vuthor of "Viceroy of New Spain in 18th Century," "Diary of the Portola Expedition" (with F. J. Teggart),

"The Geographic Factor in English History" (in "English Leadership", with J. N. Earned,

W. H. Taft, et al.)

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

CHARLES SEYMOUR, B.A., M. A. (cambridge, Eng), Ph.d. (yale), Litt.d. (western Reserve)

Professor of History at Yale University

Chief of Austro Hungarian division of American Commission to Negotiate Peace

Author of "Electoral Reform in England and Wales," "Diplomatic Background of the War," "How the

World Votes" (with D. P. Frary), "What Really Happened at Paris" (with

Col. E. M. House), "Woodrow Wilson and the World War," etc.

AUGUSTUS H. SHEARER, A.B., A.M., Ph.d. (harvard) Librarian. Grosvenor Library, Buffalo Lecturer, University of Buffalo Formerly Bibliographer, Newberry Library, Chicago, and Chairman, American Library Association Committee on Manual of Historical Literature

DANIEL C. KNOWLTON. A.B., Ph.d. (cornell)

Head of History and Civics. The Lincoln School of Teachers College, New York

Member of Editorial Board of "The Historical Outlook"

Vuthor of many books on teaching of history and (with S. B. Howe) of "Essentials in Modern European

History," and (with Professors Ha/.en and Webster) of a series of wall-charts

on ancient, medieval and modern history

ASSISTANT EDITORS

ALLEN L. CHURCHILL, A.B. (bowdoin)
On editorial staff of New International Encyclopaedia and associate editor, New International Year Book

HENRI F. KLEIN (london)
Formerly librarian "London Times," on editorial staff "London Standard" and contributing editor,

"Encyclopedia Americana," etc.

HELENA (DOUGHTY) PETERSON, A.B. (vassar), A.M. (wisconsin)
Formerly high school teacher of history

JAMES R. ROBERTSON, A.B. (beloit), A.M. (michigan), Ph.d. (california)
. Professor of History and Political Science, Berea College, Kentucky
Formerly assistant curator, Bancroft Library of University of California

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EDITORIAL ORGANIZATION

EDITOR OF ORIGINAL EDITION AND INVENTOR OF THE SYSTEM

J. N. LARNED
Librarian, Buffalo Public Library (1877-1807)

President, American Library Association (1892-1894)
Author of “History of England for Schools,” “A History of the United States for Secondary Schools,”

"Seventy Centuries,” etc.

REVISION STAFF

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

DONALD E. SMITH, A.B. (CORNELL), Ph.D. (CaliforNIA)

Professor of History, Geography and Economics

Formerly at University of California, Toledo University, etc. Author of "Viceroy of New Spain in 18th Century,” “Diary of the Portolá Expedition” (with F. J. Teggart), “The Geographic Factor in English History” (in "English Leadership”, with J. N. Larned,

W. H. Taft, et al.)

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

CHARLES SEYMOUR, B.A., M. A. (CAMBRIDGE, Eng.), Ph.D. (YALE), Litt.D. (WESTERN RESERVE)

Professor of History at Yale University Chief of Austro-Hungarian division of American Commission to Negotiate Peace Author of "Electoral Reform in England and Wales,” “Diplomatic Background of the War," "How the

World Votes” (with D. P. Frary), “What Really Happened at Paris” (with

Col. C. M. House), “Woodrow Wilson and the World War," etc.

AUGUSTUS H. SHEARER, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (HARVARD)

Librarian, Grosvenor Library, Buffalo

Lecturer, University of Buffalo Formerly Bibliographer, Newberry Library, Chicago, and Chairman, American Library Association

Committee on Manual of Historical Literature

DANIEL C. KNOWLTON, A.B., Ph.D. (CORNELL)
Head of History and Civics, The Lincoln School of Teachers College, New York

Member of Editorial Board of “The Historical Outlook"
Author of many hooks on teaching of history and (with S. B. Howe) of “ Essentials in Modern European
History,” and (with Professors Hazen and Webster) of a series of wall-charts

on ancient, medieval and modern history

ASSISTANT EDITORS

ALLEN L. CHURCHILL, A.B. (Bowdoin)
On editorial staff of New International Encyclopædia and associate editor, New International Year Book

HENRI F. KLEIN (LONDON)
Formerly librarian “London Times,” on editorial staff “ London Standard” and contributing editor,

“Encyclopedia Americana," etc.
HELENA (DOUGHTY) PETERSON, A.B. (VASSAR), A.M. (Wisconsin)

Formerly high school teacher of history
JAMES R. ROBERTSON, A.B. (Beloit), A.M. (MICHIGAN), Ph.D. (CALIFORNIA)

Professor of History and Political Science, Berea College, Kentucky
Formerly assistant curator, Bancroft Library of University of California

FRED C. WHITE, A.B., A.M. (ALFRED)
First assistant in History, Morris High School, New York City

CRITICAL EDITORIAL READERS AND COMPILERS
MARGARET ALSTON BUCKLEY (CHURCH OF IRELAND TEACHERS' COLLEGE)

WINTHROP A. HAMLIN, A.B. (HARVARD)

ELIZABETH HENDEE, A.B. (Iowa)
MARJORIE B. GREENBIE, A.B. (CORNELL) PH.D. (YALE)

WILLIAM JAFFE, A.M. (COLUMBIA)
JOHN ALDEN KROUT, A.B. (Michigan), A.M., Ph.D. (COLUMBIA)

CHARLES F. ZIMMELE, PH.B. (LEHIGH)

RESEARCHERS AND COMPILERS

RUTH L. BENJAMIN, A.B. (BARNARD) JULIA V. BOLGER, A.B. (BARNARD), A.M.

(COLUMBIA)
JAY B. BOTSFORD, A.B., Ph.D. (COLUMBIA)
LOIS CASSIDY, A.B. (WELLESLEY), A.M.

(COLUMBIA)
E. MAUD COLVIN, M.Mus.

HANA (GEFFEN) JOSEPHSON
MARION (WARREN) FRY, A.B. (BARNARD)

ANNA COOK, A.B. (MT. HOLYOKE)

ISADOR GINSBURG, A.B. (COLUMBIA)
PHILIP A. GREENBERG (UNIVERSITY OF KIEV)
FELICE H. JARECKY, A.B. (BARNARD)

LINA KAHN, A.M., Ph.D. (COLUMBIA)
ETHEL A. KOSSMAN, A.B. (BARNARD)

EDITH LACY
DAVID LINDENAUER, B.Sc.

M. M. LOURENS
LEAH L. LOWENSOHN, A.B., A.M. (CORNELL)

ROSE LOWENSOHN
MERCEDES I. MORITZ, A.B. (BARNARD)
JAMES F. MORTON, JR., A.B., A.M. (HARVARD)

RICHARD P. READ, A.B. (CORNELL)
VICTOR RIGHETTI (NEUCHÂTEL AND FLORENCE)

JANET H. ROBB, A.B. (BARNARD)
CORNELIA SHAW, A.B. (WELLESLEY)

LUELLA (GAFFNEY) SMITH
ERNA (GUNTHER) SPIER, A.B. (BARNARD) A.M.

(COLUMBIA)
JEAN WICK, A.B. (BARNARD)

PRESS EDITORS

GRACE F. CALDWELL, A.B. (MINNESOTA) A.M. (CALIFORNIA)

(Until January, 1921)
CHRISTINE CATREVAS, A.B. (MT. HOLYOKE)

ART EDITOR

OTTO KURTH

INDEXERS AND REFERENCERS

MARJORIE FISHER (N. Y. Public Library SCHOOL)

GRACE K. HAVILAND (CHICAGO UNIVERSITY)
KATHERINE KELLOGG, A.B. (CALIFORNIA), (CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY SCHOOL)

DORIS LITTMAN, A.B. (WESTERN RESERVE)

ROSE LOWENSOHN
FRANCES MORTON, A.B. (NEBRASKA), (IOWA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY TRAINING)

NOTE: It will be understood that in building a work with the quoted words of the best authorities, it was a prerequisite that, in addition to other special qualifications, each member of the editorial organization should have specialized in the field of history and historical literature ---- the broadest interpretation being given to the term history. We give the full list of names, with selections from available data as to some, though all have taught, written or lectured on, or devoted years of study to, history, civics, government, economics, etc. etc. Each of the indexers had extended experience in library work also. See Publishers' Foreword and Editors' Preface.

THE PUBLISHERS.

PUBLISHERS' FOREWORD

With confident expectation of a well-nigh universal welcome and approval, we are pleased to introduce THE NEW LARNED HISTORY FOR READY REFERENCE, READING AND RESEARCH.

THE NEW LARNED HISTORY, as it will be familiarly called, is the culmination of long-cherished hopes and plans. For several years there has been an increasing demand from thousands of owners and users of the older Larned work, and others, for the later historical material—later, ir respect to modern scholarship, as well as chronology-not found in our publication or any other. And, in consequence, soon after the outbreak of the World War, we determined to meet the need in the most adequate way. First of all, and as a proper service to former patrons, a painstaking expert examination of the existing work was made to determine the practicability of adding a third “recent-history,” supplemental volume. As the War continued, however, it became apparent that "recent history” was rapidly attaining such proportions that it would not be possible to present it in a single volume. Moreover, we were convinced that a mere supplemental volume, or volumes, bringing the work up to date chronologically, would only partially solve the problem. There would still be lacking the indispensable new historical knowledge needed to correct, amend, and supplement certain portions of the old Larned text. And, furthermore, we realized that a set with three supplemental volumes would involve four indexes to be consulted and would therefore not be in accord with the Larned ideal of “ready reference.”

Our conclusion therefore was that only through a complete revision and large extension of the old work, could we provide, for the benefit of old and new patrons, the following substantial additions and improvements: 1. Elimination of material which, though previously accepted as authorita

tive, had, as a result of modern research and interpretation, become

obsolete, valueless and, in some cases, even harmful. 2. Addition of an important array of newly available and indispensable ma

terial of distinct value in portraying certain events and movements of

history treated in the old work. 3. Inclusion of the most reliable records and descriptions of events and move

ments since 1910 a period that may hereafter be considered the most

important in all time.
4. Organization of, and welding together into one harmonious whole, all this

world-history, by application of Larned's unique and unexcelled alpha-
betical-chronological system of arrangement, with interwoven index,
references and cross-references, citations, bibliographies, etc. (For

fuller explanation of system, see page xxi.
5. Illumination of the text by authentic and artistic illustrations, charts, maps,

etc. THE NEW LARNED HISTORY was begun in August, 1916, and besides the above named important objects, it was decided to increase still further the usefulness and value of

the work by

(a) Broadening its scope, through an interpretation of History as embracing

practically everything that has affected the life of mankind since time

began. (6) Adding thousands of new entries, for the purpose of defining historical

words and terms and of locating places and people, historically (not

to provide substitutes for dictionaries, gazeteers, biographies). (C) Largely increasing the number of historical and other maps. (d) Providing frontispieces in color and numerous inserts in duotone, to illus

trate scenes, things and persons of distinct historical importance and

interest. Further explanation of the reasons for, and scope of, the revision will be found in the

Editors' preface.

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