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The image of county histories is assessed through the examination of county history book reviews published in the Journal of American History and the Journal of Southern History. These single volume county histories are rarely satisfactory when reviewed by the professional historian.
Walser says \"that all any county history can do is to put down as many facts as possible, make them readable, then supply an index.\" Presently, one-third of the state's one hundred counties have a published history. Walser reviews some of the published ones and provides a partial list and date of publication.