The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934

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need they otherwise would have filled in view of the recent scholarly
study by Dr. L. F. Hill: Diplomatic Relations between the United
States and Brazil (reviewed in the July, 1933, number of the
Southwestern Historical Quarterly, pp. 69-70). For part of that
study Dr. Hill used many original documents that are published
for the first time in the second volume that is under review. As
revealed by Dr. Hill's monograph, the official correspondence be-
tween the United States and Brazil, and, in addition, that of the
United States with Argentina and Bolivia, creates an unfavorable
opinion with reference to the diplomats of the United States in
those countries during the period covered by the correspondence.
A list of documents at the beginning of each volume and a most
comprehensive index for each volume are most useful. Numerous
critical and informative footnotes by Dr. Manning greatly enhance
the value of compilation.
CHARLES W. HACKETT.
New Mexico History and Civics. By Lansing B. Bloom and
Thomas C. Donnelly. (Albuquerque, N. M.: The Univer-
sity Press, 1933. Pp. xvi, 539. Illustrated. $2.50.)
Despite the fact that this book was prepared for use as a text
in the secondary schools of New Mexico, it is worthy of consid-
eration as a serious study of the history and the governmental
organization of the state. Written in simple, straightforward
language and in a pleasing style, it should appeal to the student
of high school age. In the section on civics (pp. 253-517), Pro-
fessor Donnelly has succeeded in presenting a clear picture of the
organization and functioning of the government of the state in
such a way that the student should gain a satisfactory concep-
tion of the problems which he must face as a future citizen and
should become a more intelligent citizen as a result of having
.studied this portion of the work.
The section on history (pp. 1-250), prepared by Professor
Bloom, represents a departure from the standard form of text-
books in state history in that individuals and events are sub-
ordinated to broad movements. Beginning with Spain, itself,
the narrative carries the reader rapidly through the transplant-
ing of Spanish civilization in the New World and the northward

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