Southwestern Historical Quarterly
A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History, 1768-1834,
Including the Abolition and Emancipation Movements.
Compiled by Lowell Joseph Ragatz. Washington, Govern-
ment Printing Office, 1932. Pp. VIII, 725. $1.50.
Great Britain's Caribbean possessions, beginning with the set-
tlement of the island of St. Christopher in 1623, constituted
"for more than two centuries . . . the most highly valued
portion of the motherland's far-flung empire." Fifthermore,
innumerable problems arising out of Anglo-Saxon overseas ex-
pansion were first encountered and solved in them." Long
neglect of this field of British colonial history has been followed
in the past two decades by much productive research in the sugar
islands' political, social, economic, and constitutional develop-
ment. This Guide covers "the critical period in British West
Indian history witnessing the spectacular transition from opu-
lence and commanding position to ruin and stagnation." It has
been most painstakingly compiled, having been eleven years in
the making. A most comprehensive descriptive index, covering
142 pages, increases the usefulness of the book.
CHARLES W. HACKETT.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association
will be held in Garrison Hall, at the University of Texas, Aus-
tin, on April 21-22, 1933.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101093/. Accessed April 27, 2015.