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unimportant or irrelevant. But, on the whole, it is a very salu-
tary corrective for much of the customary laudatory twaddle about
John Brown, and it will have to be reckoned with by the students
of the subject.
CHAS. W. RAMSDELL.
L'Amerique Latine. Rpublique Argentine. Par Eugenio Gar-
z6n. (Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913. Pp. xvi, 386.)
The appearance of the third edition of this work is sufficient
proof of the favor with which it has been received. The author is
one of the most prominent of the large colony of South Americans
who have taken up their residence in Paris, and he has won much
distinction in his adopted country. The present edition of his
work consists of two parts, as indicated by the title. The first one
hundred and fifty-two pages are devoted to a study of the period
,of the Spanish-American wars of independence. The causes of the
break with Spain are clearly set forth, and the progress of the
struggle traced down to the triumph of the colonial armies. There
is practically no change in this portion of the book from the pre-
vious editions. The second part of the book, however, which deals
exclusively with the Argentine Republic, has been thoroughly re-
vised and brought up to date. It will appeal to the economist
and business man rather than to the historian. A list of some of
the topics discussed will show the scope of the book: Geography
and climatic conditions, agriculture, cattle-raising, mining, immi-
gration, foreign commerce, refrigerated meats, manufactures and
industries in general, mining, government finances, banking and
currency system, immigration, public instruction, and the army and
navy. Statistical tables and a number of unusually fine maps and
diagrams show in graphic form the recent development and pres-
ent resources of the great South American republic, and make the
book a valuable reference work for those who are interested in the
more practical questions of business conditions there today.
W. E. DUNN.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101061/. Accessed May 29, 2015.