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

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

states and sections in which subjects accomplished the work that
gained them a place in the D. A. B. Classified according to birth-
place, it is natural that a great preponderance of the sketches is
attributed to the old eastern states, but how many of the subjects
gained fame elsewhere?
This volume would be equally useful in half the size; and priced
at $5.00 instead of $12.50, would make a stronger appeal to the
purchasers of the preceding almost indispensable volumes.
The University of Texas.
The Colonial Period of American History. The Settlements.
Volume III. By Charles M. Andrews. (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1937. Pp. xiii, 354. $4.00.)
Continuing the method used in writing a review of the second
volume of this work I want to point out that the third volume
contains seven chapters following a brief but very informative
and useful introduction. This prefatory discussion points out that
the second period of England's colonization enterprise in America
began with the capture of Jamaica in 1655. The first two chap-
ters bear the general title of "Rough Shaping a Policy," with
"The Western Design and Jamaica" and "New Netherland and
the Royal Commission of 1664" as sub-titles, respectively. The
third chapter deals with New York under the title, "A Dutch
Province and a Ducal Propriety," and the fourth tells the story
of the Jerseys. Chapters five and six deal with "The Beginnings"
and "Later Years" in the Carolinas, while the seventh chapter
discusses Pennsylvania and Delaware.
In a general way it may be said that it is the burden of the third
volume to trace the history of the proprietary colonies which
England either acquired by conquest or founded after 1660. In
the case of New York, New Jersey, and the Carolinas this story is
carried to the end of their existence as proprieties; in the case of
Pennsylvania the story ends with the restoration of proprietary
government in 1694. The history of Delaware is necessarily treated
in connection with that of Pennsylvania, and towards the close of
the last chapter Professor Andrews discusses the interesting ques-


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