The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
to Arizona, gets but four pages. Following the American con-
quest three chapters are given to railroad surveys and transporta-
tion projects, three to "Early Mines and Mining," three to the
contest for Arizona during the Civil War, two to territorial organi-
zation, eight to Indians, and nine to early setttlers and settlements.
A list of chapter titles illustrates the absence of any plan of organi-
zation, except, to some extent, a chronological one: interspersed
with other chapters, the Indians appear under "Troubles with the
Indians," "Indian Raids and Outrages," "the Navajos," "the
Crab Massacre," "Indians--Massacres--Outrages-Raids," "In-
dian Hostilities," "the Navajos." American pioneers appear under
"Early American Occupation," "Early Settlements and First At-
tempts at Organization of Territory," "Early Days in Arizona,"
"Early Pioneers and Settlers" (six chapters). In that portion of
the text written by the compiler a few inaccuracies are noted: in
the light of the researches of Professor Adams and Mr. Rives it
requires hardihood to assert without qualification that England
"was preparing to seize" California in 1846 (Preface, vi, and
1:149), not Alarc6n (1:19), but Kino, a hundred and forty years
later, settled the fact that California was not an island; the Dem-
ocratic platform of 1844 claimed to 54 40', not to 59 40' (1:119).
This, of course, may be a misprint. It was Tyler's pleasure to
notify Texas of the passage of the joint resolution for annexation,
not Polk's "first official act" (1:119). Each volume is separately
and adequately indexed, but there is neither bibliography nor
bibliographical notes. There are illustrations, but no map. These
are omissions which subsequent volumes in the series should supply.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker; an appreciation. By Helen Knox.
(Chicago: Revell & Co. 1916. 12mo, pp. 7, 192.)
As the sub-title implies, it is not so much a critical appraisal
as a friendly tribute by a young college woman to one of the lead-
ing club women of America, who has helped the author and her
colleagues in the University of Texas in their own club life and
inspired them in their efforts at service.
The book is dedicated "to the women of high ideals, of sym-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101070/. Accessed May 24, 2013.