The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

ments. The introductory chapter of this section of the work ex-
plains carefully the conditions in England which led to the issuing
of proprietary grants, the meaning of the many terms connected
with and involved in proprietary colonies, and the basis of diffi-
culties experienced by the proprietors, ending with an account of
the Arlington-Culpeper propriety in Virginia and the Granville
propriety in North Carolina. The account of "Far Flung Bar-
bados," which dates the founding of this colony in the year 1625,
is included because Professor Andrews regards the history of
Barbados and the neighboring Leeward Islands to be "essential
to any proper understanding of the constitutional and commercial
development of the English colonies," and because "no adequate
grasp of England's colonial policy . . . can be obtained unless
we have an understanding of all the colonies taken together that
made up the English colonial world." The two chapters on
Maryland trace the history of this colony from the charter of
1632 through the organization of royal government in 1691.
The reading and study of this volume will prove stimulating
to all earnest students. As one reads, the assurance grows that
Professor Andrews' conclusions are as sound as they are fearless.
One leaves this volume with a compelling desire to read the third
volume and with the hope that the fourth volume on the colonial
policy of England may soon make its appearance.
The University of Texas.
Population Distribution in Colonial America. By Stella H. Suth-
erland. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1936.
Pp. xxxii, 353. $4.00.)
Dedicated "to E. M. S. who likes statistics," this volume shows
that an unusually large amount of time must have been consumed
in compiling the mass of statistics which it presents. The intro-
duction outlines the author's method of procedure, explains what
sources were examined to arrive at the estimates of population,
and contains the oft-heard lament about the destruction of records;
nor does Miss Sutherland neglect to complain, and quite justly
so, that some documents which have escaped destruction are either


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