The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915

Book Reviews and Notices

as profitable reading. The book will be of value, not only to the
popular reader, but to the advanced student as well.
W. E. DUNN.
Essays, Political and Historical. By Charlemagne Tower, Ph. D.
(Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1914. Pp. 306.
$1.50 net.)
This volume is a collection of seven essays, five of them on dif-
ferent phases of the diplomatic history of the United States and
two of them historical-"The European Attitude Toward the Mon-
roe Doctrine" explains, what every student knows, that Europe
(and one may add America, as well, except the United States)
considers the Monroe Doctrine as merely a declaration of the for-
eign policy of the United States, and by no means as international
law; "The Treaty Obligations of the United States Relating to
the Panama Canal" briefly reviews our trans-isthmian canal rela-
tions. and points plainly to the conclusion that American shipping
is entitled to no special privilege in the use of the canal; "Diplo-
macy as a Profession" describes some of a diplomat's duties and
pleads for the establishment by the United -States of a trained
diplomatic service; "Some Modern Developments of International
Law" briefly traces the development of international law from
Grotius and comments on its influence in ameliorating the horrors
of war; "The Relations of the United States to Arbitration for
the Settlement of International Disputes" is largely a, summary
of the two Hague conferences; "Lord Cornwallis in America" and
"General Howe's Campaigns in the Revolutionary War" are pre-
sumably by-products of the author's well known work on the
Marquis de Lafayette in the American Revolution. The essays
are interesting and readable, but are in no sense contributions
to their respective subjects.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
The Second Biennial Report of the Texas Library and His-
torical Commission contains a calendar of the papers of Mirabeau
Buonaparte Lamar, prepared by the archivist of the State Library,
Miss Elizabeth H. West. These papers were purchased by the

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