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with Spain go back to the sixteenth century. Possibly it would
have been better to have said that the drive in our expansion south-
ward is colonial in its origins. The problems considered by the
writer here are the early nineteenth century aspects of this expan-
sive southward movement. For this reason there seems to be
room for differing with the conclusion (p. 277) that the Monroe
Doctrine gave expression to a trend in foreign affairs that arose
from our preoccupation with internal problems. The Monroe
Doctrine has its origin in the colonial period. Senior Pererya
rightly considered the subject as originating in 1763.
In the author's search for materials he overlooked the im-
portant collection in the Estado Series in the Archivo General de
Indias, Seville and the collections in the Archivo General de la
Naci6n, Mexico City. To the latter Professor Bolton has given
adequate indication in his Guide. In the published materials the
reviewer misses any reference to data available regarding Spain's
defense of New Mexico against American penetration and an in-
dication that the writer consulted T. M. Marshall's The History
of the Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase, or Professor
Hackett's monumental work : Pich ardo: Limits of Louisiana and
Texas. Notwithstanding, the study merits publication since
distinctive contributions have been made in a field that is ad-
mittedly vast.
ALFRED B. THOMAS.
University of Alabama.
Adventure on Red River. Report on the Exploration of the Head-
waters of Red River by Captain Randolph B. Marcy and
Captain G. B. McClelian. Edited and annotated by Grant
Foreman. (Norman University of Oklahoma Press, 1937.
Pp. xxxi, 190. $2.50.)
Grant Foreman has contributed much to the study of the south-
western frontier. Not the least of these contributions is this
reprint of Captain Marcy's report which serves to make available
to the lay reader a colorful document that has long been consulted
by the historian as part of United States Senate Executive Docu-
ment No. 54, Thirty-second Congress, second session. The original
document, not readily obtainable save in larger libraries, included
320 pages followed by two maps and sixty-three plates. The

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